SIM-CardsTelecom operators in Ghana have been ordered to repeat theSIM card registration process after they were accused of engaging in fraudulent activities around the scheme.

The government says that there was use of fake identity cards and it had become rampant three years after the completion of the exercise.

Dr Edward Boamah, the minister of Communications explained the re-registration must be done only if the National Identification Authority completed the issuance of the National ID Cards.

There are six telecom operators in Ghana namely, MTN, Vodafone, TiGo, Airtel, Glo Mobile and Expresso.

“We definitely need to provide confidence and security in the use of electronic communications in Ghana. You would recall the police report of 2 340000 prank calls made to the Ghana Police Service and the Ghana National Fire Service in 2013. This is surely not the right use of the opportunities we are blessed with,” he said.

Existing subscribers who had either not registered their SIM cards or whose earlier registrations were invalid are required to re-register, failure to which their SIM cards will be de-activated.

Source: Tech Moran