Following the new Sim card registration trends, a post was drawn to our attention on the extension of the deadline placed on the SIM card registration.
The sim registration exercise began on 1st October 2021 and is expected to end on 31st March 2022. As of 17th March, 14,091,542 Sim Cards have been linked to the Ghana Card, 10,348,532 Bio-Captures conducted and 99,445 New Sim registered. Due to a number of factors including the fact that over 7.5 million citizens and residents are yet to obtain Ghana Card to enable them to register their Sim cards, it is clear that the deadline for completion of the registration of the remaining active Sim Cards cannot be met.
More time will also be required to update the SIM Registration App for the registration of diplomats, while a Self-Service Sim Registration App is also being developed to facilitate registration of Sim cards for Ghanaians resident abroad. This will be operational by mid-April.
These issues make it imperative for the deadline to be extended to ensure that every eligible SIM Card is captured and we produce a credible database by the end of the exercise.
The minister of Communication and Digitalisation has therefore extended the deadline for the Subscriber Identification Module(SIM) cards to 31st July 2022.
We commend all Ghanaians and foreign residents in Ghana for their support in ensuring that through this exercise, we develop and build a credible SIM database with integrity, which will help address issues of cyber fraud and promote secure SIM Card based transactions as part of our efforts to digitally transform the economy, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekful wrote in the press release.
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