Rwanda SIM reg to start 4 Feb

Rwanda will begin its nationwide SIM card registration exercise on 4 February this year.

The Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency (RURA) said in a statement that the registration would run from Monday 4 February 2013 and to 31 July 2013. During that period, all mobile subscribers (new and existing) are requested to register their SIM Card to their respective mobile service provider(s).

RURA noted that SIM registration would help address public security concerns such as kidnappings, terrorism, drug trafficking, theft of handsets and others. In addition to that, due to recent development of applications using mobile phones, such as mobile money, many countries all over the world have embarked on project of registering mobile customers to establish a link between the SIM cards and identification details of their holders. 

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