Persons who have not been able to connect their SIM cards to the Ghana card now have about 2 months more to complete the process following an extension of the deadline by government to September 30, 2022.

The Minister of Communications and Digitalization, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful disclosed this during a press briefing on Sunday, July 31 said the regulations are to help law enforcement agencies to identify SIM card owners, track criminals who use phones for illegal activities, curb phone theft, hate text messaging, mobile fraud activities, and SIM Box fraud.

“The programme will be extended to 30th September to end the anniversary of its commencement which will give us a full year. Any sim that has not been registered by end of August will be barred from receiving certain services, including voice and data services,” the Minister told the press.

The government had initially set July 31 as the deadline for all persons to re-register their SIM cards with their Ghana Cards.

The problem however is that, not all Ghaianains have been able to secure their Ghana Card.

The National Identification Authority has indicated that 15,702,719 cards have been issued while 808,493 cards have been printed but not issued.

 

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