The Ministry of Communication of Ghana has accused Airtel Ghana of not doing enough to clean its network of fraudulent numbers used in terminating inbound international calls. Ghana’s Communication Minister, Haruna Iddrisu, noted that about three weeks into the beginning of this year, 3,469 fraud numbers culminating in 95% of total fraud numbers recorded on networks in the country were terminated on Airtel's network. The Minister told Ghana’s 230-member legislature that the total number of fraudulent SIM cards had been reduced from 12, 440 in October 2010 to 3,506 as of 20 January 2011. For the period of January 1, to January 20 this year, Vodafone Ghana recorded 24 fraudulent lines whilst TIGO and MTN had 10 and two fraudulent lines respectively with Expresso recording only one.

Mr. Iddrisu said notwithstanding the National Communication Authority's (NCA) success in reducing fraud on the network, it was still alarming that Airtel was still recording fraudulent numbers on its network.

The NCA has accordingly been instructed to assist Airtel to remedy the situation.