DAR ES SALAAM, Dec. 7 -- AS the deadline for biometric registration of SIM cards looms on December 31, this year, available figures show that 18.8 million out of 28.7 million SIM cards were registered biometrically as of December 4, this year.

The latest figures were disclosed in Dar es Salaam on Friday during a launching ceremony of social media awareness campaign to be championed by celebrities and influential people.

According to organisers of the campaign, the influential people were picked from 150 leading social media accounts with a combined followers' base of over 20 million people.

Available figures indicate that nearly two million people visit their accounts on a daily basis.

Through the campaign, the influencers who command t...