Government to begin registration of mobile phones soon – Communication Minister

Government to begin registration of mobile phones soon – Communication Minister

- Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has announced government's plans to commence registration of both new and used mobile phones

- She said the measures when rolled out will go a long way to deter and reduce increasing cyber-crime

The government has announced plans to commence registration of both new and used mobile phones in the country in a bid to reduce cyber-crime and related illegal activities.

According to Minister of communication, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, a proposal to that effect has been presented to cabinet for approval by end of the 2019.

Speaking to Class News, Ursula Owusu said the measures when rolled out would go a long way to deter and reduce increasing cyber-crime.

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“For some of these devices that already have preloaded apps that have been recognised as malware those will be in that data base and so we will be able to recognise that these kinds of devices are bad for your country.

They are collecting the information of users without their permission so then we can be able to block those devices and take them out of the system and educate people about the need to only use authorised devices," she said.

She also added that the Ministry will soon open tender for interested firms to bid for the contract.

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