SIM card registration to curb fraud

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The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has disclosed that the mandatory SIM card registration will help to curb cases of fraud in the country.

According to MACRA, Malawi has witnessed cases of fraud due to the absence of registration.

Clara Mwafulirwa

Clara Mwafulirwa: The exercise is to help law enforcers to track people.

MACRA communications officer Clara Mwafulirwa said the exercise is to help track people that are involved in cases of fraud.

“We have been having cases whereby people were called by some individuals that they have won a certain competition but they must send some money for them to get the prize, this has been happening because we don’t have information of people who are using the network,” said Mwafulirwa.

She added that the exercise is to help law enforcers to track people involved in crime related activities using mobile phones.

MACRA has introduced mandatory SIM card registration in the country to get information of mobile users.

Citizens have been told they will not be able to use unregistered SIM cards from 31 March this year.

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  1. Registration of sim card is everywhere. But it will also come with criminal activities. At the same time service provider is after money not registration. So the minute the number drops the criminal activities starts. In SA they call it RICA. They were serious at first month. Now you go in CBD people are selling sim card which are already Rica. Right in front of police man. At another hand it will help to track down criminals. But let’s not forget that criminals works with law enforcement ( money power). Where they is money they is illegal and criminal activities. Good luck Malawi

  2. Ndiye mwati tidzakalembetsa kuti, what about for those who stay in very remote areas apapanga bwanji? There is no logic apa think of ways to reach those in the remotest areas hence network mbolaso apa.

  3. Nkhani ndiyoti akufuna kubela ma voti mayine amene akalembetse panowa
    Adzawawagwilitsa ntchito nthiwi wovoya kumeneku ndi kuvotelatu
    Akutsiwa kuti njila yomwe adagwolitsa ntchiyo ulendo ujawu anthu adadziwa pano abwelano ndi ili tsopano kuwononga misonkho ya ambawi dzuka malawi dzuka

  4. Zosathandiza olo pang’ono izo kuno ku Zambia ife tikugula opangidwa register kale ndipo ali mbwee. Venda ndiwovuta simungamukwanitse. Anthu akupangitsiratu register ma sim card 1000 ndikumangogulitsa modulirapo kuwathandiza those who don’t hav IDs. Tiziona.

  5. No criminal will be arrested but the motive is to get rid of citizens who insult those leading us. Criminals are protected in this country but those opposing regime are the ones targetted here thru macra. Cant you see? Open your eyes wide and see the motive behind this intiative

  6. Kupanga regester sim card ndizoyenera,koma ngati azipanga regester kuzera pa dzina lamunthu SAMALA ATIONETSA FIRES,apatu samavutika kutigwira maka tikalemba za manyi pa mamesegi anthu.

  7. zongoononga Ndalama za boma basi.zopasana busy zimenezo tidavutika kulembesa za ma national lD ngakhale kutenga kumene osangowasiira a airtel kapena a tnm agwire ntchito yo bwanji? mesa umboni wathu uli ku airtel money kapena ku mpamba? kusowa zochita

  8. Bola musangolamkhula ndikuthela pompa. Mwatinamiza kuti musisa mitengo yoimbila zidatha lelo mwabwela ndi zina my faill my malawi

  9. Chilipo chimene akufuna kupangapo
    Apapa ango dzelapo
    Ntchito imeneyi ndiyaikulu malawi ndi osauka sangayikwanitse
    Chimafunikula akoze zipangitso zawo zizi gwila nthito moyenela koma netekiwe yake itiyo

  10. Safeguards needed to prevent authorities’ efforts to victimize perceived or imaginary enemies!!! Service providers need to have safeguards for ensuring confidentiality of the subscribers!!!

  11. in Mozambique u can’t buy a simcard and use it instantly before registering… mmhhh why not Malawi? and they even use national id’s to register.. it is scanned in a computer for proper personal information…

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