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All Sims Cards Which Have Not Completed Second Phase Of Registration Will Be Deactivated By Nov. 30

 Minister for Communications and Digitalisation, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has warned that that all sim cards which have not completed the second phase of registration will be completely deactivated from November 30.


According to the Sector Minister, all sim cards which have not completed the second phase will also be blocked from accessing data services from November 20.


In a communique sighted by Thinknewsonline.com, the Minister said "All SIM cards which have completed the first stage of the registration exercise but not done the second phase will be blocked from accessing data services on 20th November 2022 and completely deactivated on 30th November 2022."


She added that despite ample opportunity afforded all to complete the registration of their SIM cards, some who have the Ghana cards and have begun the process have failed to complete the registration.


The Minister stressed that such negligence was their own choice adding that her Ministry cannot begrudge the sim card owners.


"Kindly contact the NCA or the requisite network operator if you require any assistance. A further announcement will be made shortly on measures to accommodate those who genuinely do not have Ghana cards, once the ongoing consultations have been completed.

I would like to applaud all players in the SIM Registration Exercise value chain on the achievements attained so far"


The Sector Minister noted that at the inception of the SIM Registration Exercise, she announced that the maximum number of SIMs that can be registered by an individual was ten.


She added that all citizens and residents are hereby advised to check the number of SIMs registered to their Ghana Card at the end of November when the facility will be activated. 


"To ensure that they retain the mandated number of SIM Cards, any additional SIM registered above the mandated number of 10 will be deactivated"


She stressed that all MNOs must also properly categorise registered corporate SIMs.


Madam Ursula Owusu-Ekuful noted that the government is working to provide an enabling environment for all to access and use digital platforms by fostering the development of these technologies including SIM enabled ones.


"I urge all to support this registration initiative and cooperate with the authorities to ensure its success for our collective good"

 

Below are copies of the release:


Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith


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