Sim Registration Exercise Will Not Be Extended Again – Ursula Owusu Warns
The Sim card registration exercise kicked off on 1st October 2021 and was planned to end on 31st March 2022, however it was extended to 31st July 2022 by the Ministry of Communications and Digitalization.
In a recent submission by the honorable Ursula Owusu, who was speaking at a forum by the National Communications Authority (NCA) in Kumasi, it was revealed that the ministry of communications will not extend the date for the linking of Ghana cards to SIM cards as many are expecting.
According to her, about twelve million Ghanaians are through with the process.
In her own words, she said:
“Most people access their internet through their mobile devices. We must make sure that they do so safely. We must make it difficult for the criminals who hack our systems and defraud us through multiple online channels to operate, and this SIM registration exercise is one of the steps the government is taking in that regard.
Essentially, this stresses the point that this exercise will enable the establishment of a subscriber database with integrity to keep the consumers safe from scams and fraud.”
“I, therefore, take this opportunity to urge all those who’ve not registered their SIM cards to do so as the deadline of 31st July 2022 will not be extended.”