Good news as SIM card re-registration is extended to September 30

Minister of Communications and Digitilization - Ursula Owusu-Ekuful
Minister of Communications and Digitilization, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful

Government has for the second time extended the deadline for the SIM card re-registration exercise to 30th September 2022.

The Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu announced the new extension date during a press briefing held today, Sunday, July 31, 2022.

“The programme will be extended to 30 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 services,” the Minister told the press.

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

Persons who had failed to comply with the directive would have had their SIM cards deactivated.

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.

They are to also help identify subscribers for the use of value-added services such as mobile banking, mobile money, and electronic payment services.

However, 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.