Côte d’Ivoire Government Allegedly Bans Sale Of SIM Cards To Children Under 16!!

That it is the greatest threat to youth? The alcohol? The tobacco? Drugs? For the Ivorian government, another scourge threatens teenagers: telephone calls. As reported by the Africanews website, Abidjan has decided to ban the sale of SIM cards to minors under the age of 16 in the country.

“This decree recalls that it is now forbidden to market any SIM and network access device without previously identified communication services. The identification operation can not be carried out outside the premises of operators or service providers The device also prohibits the subscription to telecommunication / ICT services to minors under the age of 16 , “said Bruno Nabagné Koné, Minister of Communication, Digital Economy and Post.


A measure taken in the fight against cybercrime justified the authorities. It is now forbidden to market any card and any access device to the network not previously identified, notes the Ivorian information website .

The decree specifies that minors can subscribe to a telephone subscription through their legal guardians.

“According to the Minister of the Digital Economy and the Post, 99.99% of the population use networks and services in good conditions, but the 0.1% who want to take advantage of this means in a malicious way had the possibility “ Adds the site Koaci.


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