SIM card re-registration Deadline Extended to July 31

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The Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation in a press release announced the extension of deadline for the re-registration of SIM cards across the country.

The exercise was originally scheduled to end on 31st March, 2022 has been extended to 31st July, 2022.

In the statement signed by the sector Minister, Ursula Owusu on Tuesday, the Ministry detailed that the extension was due to challenges which have characterized the process since it began in October last year.

“As at 17th March, 14,091,542 SIM Cards have been linked to the Ghana Card, 10,348,532 Bio-Captures conducted and 99,445 New SIMS registered. Due to a number of factors including the fact that over 7.5 million citizens and residents are yet to obtain Ghana Cards to enable them register their SIM cards, it is clear that the deadline for completion of the registration of the remaining active SIM cards cannot be met”.

According to the Minister, there is a need for citizens to be given more time to adhere to the directive, hence the extension of the deadline for the mandatory registration process.

“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.

The Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation has therefore extended the deadline for the registration of Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards to 31st July, 2022″, portions of the statement read.

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