The nationwide sim registration exercise which started October 1, 2021, and is expected to end March 31, 2022, has been extended to be completed on July 31, 2022, the Ministry of Communications and Digitalization announced (MoCD) on Tuesday.
The Ministry of Communications and Digitalization(MoCD) together with the National Communications Authority(NCA) reviewed the SIM card registration statistics report on the 17th March, 14,091,542 SIM cards have been linked to Ghana Card, 10,348,532 SIM cards have been fully Bio-Captured and 99,445 New SIMs registered.
According to the Minister of Communications and Digitalization, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful stated that about 7.5 million-plus citizens are yet to obtain Ghana cards for their SIM card registration.
She also said that there will be more time 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 active by mid-April.
The Ministry of Communications and Digitalization(MoCD) in post sighted by TheGhanaTech says that 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 registration exercise.
We recommend all Ghanaians and foreign residents in Ghana for their support in ensuring that through this exercise, we develop and build a credible database with integrity, which will address issues of cyber fraud and promote secure SIM card based transactions as part of our efforts to digitally transform the economy.