Cameroon – MINPOSTEL: “I reiterate that beyond 30 June 2016, any unidentified mobile phone user will be systematically turned off from the network”

Written by Deckson N.

On a working visit to Douala on June 28, 2016, the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications issued a final warning to unidentified subscribers.

There will not be a repeat session for subscribers of mobile telephony unidentified on June 30, 2016. Their telephone numbers are simply going to be disabled. This is the message that the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications (MINPOSTEL) wanted to give. Minette Libom Li Lekeng was in Douala on Tuesday as part of the campaign to identify subscribers of mobile phones launched by operators, at the request of the Government.

The speech of the MINPOSTEL was thus unequivocal: “This is a citizen’s duty to be identified. It happens everywhere, why should it be different in Cameroon? I therefore reiterate that beyond 30 June 2016, any unidentified mobile phone user will be systematically turned off from the network, “she warned.

To judge the work on the field, Minette Libom Li Lekeng toured different operators. La Nouvelle Expression (LNE) of 29 June she went “in the general direction of MTN Cameroon, Orange, Nexttel, and CAMTEL. Not without making a stop in the various technical installations of these operators.

The Minister took the opportunity to explain again the merits of the current campaign. “We noted that identification arises because, although facilitating lifestyles, the phone has unfortunately become a widely used means for committing offenses. Hence the establishment in Cameroon, of an appropriate regulatory framework tracking identification campaigns for the general public, in order to comply with all the regulations, “she said explaining that” all measures believe me, go in the direction of preserving the interests of our country and the development of a regulated digital economy.

After Douala, the MINPOSTEL will travel to Yaounde for the same exercise.

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1 Comment

  • thats nonsense, why all the stress and making people pay money to be identified . deadline has passed and numbers are still not disconnected. which company should lose money because the government wants to copy legislation from another country. build roads and schools and curb corruption then start boring persons with this. in which country is crime nonexistent?

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