Zambian SIM reg deadline looms

Zambians have until 31 December to register their SIM cards, after which unregistered SIMs will be deactivated.

Zambia’s Minister of Communications, Yamfwa Mukanga noted that SIM registration had kicked off in July 2012, with 15 November 2013 the date from which anyone procuring, selling or activating SIM cards would be liable for prosecution if they did not  provide valid  identification documents.

He noted that 31 December is the deadline by which all existing SIM cards in circulation ought to have been registered. He said: “I wish to request all those that have not registered their SIM cards to do so promptly and avoid being inconvenienced come 1 January 2014.”

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