In a press briefing today about SIM card re-registration, the information minister indicated that, the SIM card re-registration exercise would be extended to September 30, 2022 following the poor turn out in the SIM re-registration.
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In the briefing, the minister made mention of challenges registrants were facing during the process of SIM re-registration. The Exercise was scheduled to end on Sunday, July 31, 2022.
However, speaking at a press briefing on Sunday, the Communications and Digitalisation Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, said the extension followed consultations with industry stakeholders.
“Upon consultation with the industry and in view of the challenges enumerated above, I have very reluctantly decided to grant a conditional extension. The programme will be extended to 30th September to end on the anniversary of its commencement.”
“That will give us one full year of SIM registration. It will be reviewed at the end of this month and any SIM that has not been fully registered by the end of August will be barred from receiving certain services including voice and data services,” she said.
The Minister noted that despite the challenges with the Ghana Card – long queues among others – many Ghanaians failed to register their SIMs after the deadline was extended.
This extension of the deadline is the final one. The minister said after the final extended date, a mobile App will be made available to enhance the SIM re-registration at a cost of GHS 5.00.