East African Community Members Move to Tame Mobile Money Fraud

Monday, September 28, 2015

East African nations are working to reach a common SIM card registration framework to help tame crime that is perpetrated using mobile phones.

Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and South Sudan met in Nairobi Thursday where they discussed harmonisation of their legal frameworks to develop a common SIM card registration system.

"SIM card registration has been primarily necessitated by the need to ensure that ICT networks, particularly mobile telecommunications services, are secured from misuse for criminal activities," said the Communications Authority director-general Francis Wangusi.


“The new framework will help deal with fraud as the region strives to realise financial inclusion for the citizens,” said Joseph Tiampati, the ICT Principal Secretary.


Source: Business Daily (link opens in a new window)

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