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Parliament passes law to counter fraudulent SIM box operators

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The country is still faced with the menace of SIM box operators with reports suggesting as much as $900,000 was lost to the state in 5 months.


Collaborating with foreign counterparts, telecom experts contend the state could counter the gains of the gangs should there be functional regulatory measures.

To help address the challenge of SIM box fraud which has costs the nation several millions of Ghana cedis and other peculiar challenges facing the telecommunications sector, Parliament has passed into law the Electronic Communications (Amendment) Bill, 2016.

The new law is expected to streamline and rationalize activities of the various players in the telecommunications industry and provide a fairer atmosphere for industry players whiles prohibiting the possession of unregistered SIM cards in the country.