Deadline for SIM card re-registration extended to July 31 by Gov’t


Ghana’s Communications Ministry has announced government’s decision to extend the deadline for the re-registration of all SIM to July.

In a statement on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, the ministry said the fact that many Ghanaians were yet to acquire their Ghana Card, which is the sole identification card for the purpose of the registration made it difficult for them to complete the registration process before the March 31 deadline.

It said other challenges during the exercise confirmed that the deadline cannot be met by many people, hence the need for the deadline to be extended.

“These issues make it imperative for the deadline to be extended to ensure that every eligible SIM card is captured and we produce a credible database by the end of the exercise. The Ministry of Communications and Digitalization has therefore extended the deadline for the registration of Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards to 31st July 2022,” the statement said.

While announcing additional measures put in place to ensure that the many persons yet to reregister their SIM do so, the ministry said as at 17th March, 14 million SIM cards had been linked to the Ghana card and over 10 million bio-captures conducted.

Read the full statement below:

Source: Daily Mail GH

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