Angola: SIM Cards Informal Sale With Numbered Days

The government will, in a near future, end the informal sale of mobile phones sim cards, as they empower the crime and hinder police action in clarifying crimes, in due time.

This was said to Angop on Monday in Luanda by the Angolan Minister of Interior, Angelo de Barros Veiga Tavares, during the yearend greetings ceremony in his ministry.

According to him, , a Joint Executive Decree will pass in a short period involving the Ministers of Interior, Telecommunications and Information Technology and Commerce, to put an end to this practice.

Minister Angelo de Barros announced that those who have telephone numbers acquired through this way should adjust their situation within a period of time to be established by the regulation.

On the other hand, the minister noted that one of the biggest challenges of his sector for 2014 will be the restructuring of its central executive bodies to adjust them towards better response and respect for human rights.

He stated that there is a need to develop an efficient work concerning the awareness of the staff who are expected to have a conduct adjusted to the profile of the institution and an appropriate treatment when approaching citizens.

The minister emphasized the need of revitalizing the areas of moral and civic education in all central executive bodies and dependent units, so to conceive and organize and deliver a positive content that can influence the behaviour of the staff.

During2013, the institution made some achievements, such as the creation of new infrastructures in different provinces and strengthening its central executive bodies technically and technologically.

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