Ghana begins registration of mobile phones soon – Ursula

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

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

The Ablekuma West lawmaker said: “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 because 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 also added that the Ministry will soon open tender for interested firms to bid for the contract.




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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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