Ghana orders re-registration of SIM cards

2 Nov 2017

The Ghanaian government has announced a new directive to fight mobile money fraud in the country by ordering customers of the service to re-register their SIM cards, reports Citi Business. Head of IT at the National Identification Authority (NIA) Matilda Wilson said: ‘It is necessary that the NIA sees to it that there is re-registration, so that all accounts can be verified from the NIA. So after we certify you from the offices at the NIA, then you go back to register as a mobile money user.’ Mobile money fraud has become a growing concern in Ghana and the government hopes to fight this trend with the new SIM card re-registration measures which will come into effect this month.