Mobile Subscribers Urged To Register To Avoid Being Switched Off

This article was last updated on May 25, 2022

“The registration of Vivacell Company will reach up to the grassroots levels because we have recruited temporary registrars who will be assisting our company in doing this process in next few days.” said Autiak.

He said they are receiving large number daily and they hope to have registered all the subscribers from the state by the end of the period.

The State Director of Communication and Mail Services at the Ministry of Information and  Communication, Mr. Joseph Kon Bol underscored the importance of registrations as dual beneficial to both citizens and government in monitoring security especially when one uses a phone to blackmail others or use abusive language.

He said the process is very helpful to the citizen in attaining right data keeping in case of theft and loss which helps in easy claims process.

The national government through the Ministry of Telecommunication and Postal Services ordered all mobile operators in the country to register all the subscribers by 31 December 2012 but the date has been extended till end of January 2013.

Long queues were still witnessed at registration centres in Aweil as subscribers struggled to register and many have blamed accessibility to the registration centres as having hindered them to travel to the main town.

According to the Ministry’s Undersecretary Juma Stephen, those who did not register will be blocked from accessing the services.

The move to register was reached in 2011 by the National Council of Ministers before the South Sudan’s independence.

However, it has not been implemented as a result of the process separating the networks from Khartoum to independently manage sections in South Sudan.

The registration of the cards is aimed at curbing crimes perpetrated using mobile phones, improving security and regulating unnecessary public utterances by the telephone users in the country.

There have been complaints raised to the ministry by mobile owners of receiving death threats, abuses and insults on telephones which is difficult to control unless the cards are registered.

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