All Sim Cards must be re-registered in other not to have them blocked, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful (MP), the current Minister of Communication and Digitalization in her recent briefing, and this exercise starts from October 1.
This Minister disclosed this earlier in a post on Facebook.
She disclosed that the motive behind this exercise is to get rid of fake Sim Cards which has recently increased the number of criminal activities by fraudsters in Ghana.
Given this, all mobile network subscribers (both individuals and businesses) are to re-register their Sim cards with the National Identification Card, also known as the Ghana Card, starting October 1, 2021.
The exercise is expected to take 6 months. Foreigners would have to present their passports or other travel documents to register.
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Vice President Bawumia on Sim Re-registration
The Vice President of Ghana, His Excellency Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia during his recent speech at the 5th Ghana CEO Summit in Accra said, “We all have to do that otherwise we’ll lose that SIM card. That will give us a real identity for all MoMo transactions. For example, it takes away fraud that is taking place like SIM box and through MoMo”.
He also added that anyone who fails to take part in this exercise risks losing their sim card.
Where To Register Your Sim Cards
The registration is expected to be undertaken by the various agents of the various Network Operators.
In her Final Speech, Mrs. Ursula said, this exercise will help Ghana to get connected to the global database to access the IMEI of approved and blacklisted devices to help authentication of mobile devices.