In Togo, acquiring a mobile phone number has now become a child's play. Only a few thousand francs CFA, prepaid units and there you have it. The line is completely anonymous and the operator does not know who is the holder.
A situation for creating problems. Drug smugglers, criminals of all kinds and internet fraudsters take full advantage of this flexibility.
But things will soon change. The Minister for Security, Gnama Latta, said on Thursday, that members of the government are considering legal provisions requiring mobile telephony subscribers to identify themselves.
Measures are already been taken in many countries in Asia, North America and Europe, where identification is required for activating a prepaid connection.