The government has extended the ongoing SIM card re-registration exercise to September 30, according to the Ministry of Communications and Digitalization.
“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 certain services, including voice and data services,” sector Minister Ursula Owusu-Ekuful told the press Sunday.
The government had initially set July 31 as the deadline for all persons to re-register their SIM cards with their Ghana Cards.
Individuals who failed to comply with this directive would have lost their connectivity.
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 Ghanaians have been able to secure their Ghana Card.
SOURCE: News Agencies