LTA to draft SIM registration rules for Liberian users

18 Nov 2019

The Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) has reportedly launched a consultation on mandatory SIM card registration with telecoms operators and other stakeholders in the country, which could also include biometric ID provisions. The New Dawn writes that the LTA is keen to stamp down on cybercrime and other illegal activity with the director of the National Identification Registry, Tiah Nagbe, quoted as saying that the country’s National Identification Verification Platform, which was announced in May 2019, will be rolled out this week. If implemented, a SIM card registration scheme would require all telecoms service providers to use the national identification card as a prerequisite for issuing mobile numbers to new and (presumably) existing subscribers.