Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Communications Minister informed that soon the government will ban China-based mobiles to reduce cybercrime. According to her, these substandard mobiles are becoming cancer in Ghana. Not only its affecting the economy but also raising the graph of cybercrime.
She clarified that it will not affect the user but the company involved in the smuggling of these mobiles. Ursula added that these smugglers are poising the import revenue.
“Ghana has about 34 million mobile devices subscribers with the mobile penetration rate exceeding 119%. It is a huge market for mobile devices. However, some subscribers use substandard and smuggled devices resulting in cybersecurity challenges, it also has health implications and poses revenue loss for importers, the government and operators.”
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