The Minority in Parliament is requesting that the SIM card re-registration be extended through the end of 2022 and that in addition to the Ghana Card, the Voter’s ID also be accepted as identification during the procedure.
Sam George, a member of parliament from Ningo Prampram, spoke to the media and reaffirmed the Minority’s concerns on the method of identification for re-registering SIM cards.
“We believe that it should be continued till the year’s conclusion.
We still don’t allow people to get the Ghana Card to register their SIM card before the September deadline, according to Sam George.
“We have been requesting that SIM Cards be registered using the other national ID card, as it was in 2021.”
“The Minister has to relook at the whole exercise, extend it to the end of the year and allow the voter ID card which is used to elect Members of Parliament and used to elect the President for people to use to register their SIM cards,” the MP explained.
The government had initially set July 31 as the deadline for all persons to re-register their SIM cards with their Ghana Cards.
Persons who had failed to comply with the directive would have had their SIM cards deactivated.
The Minister declared during the press conference that the deadline for SIM card re-registration would now be September 30, 2022.
She said non-resident Ghanaians who lack the Ghana card “may finish the process using their passports, but they will need to update their information with the Ghana card whenever they obtain it.”
“They have up to December 2022 to do so. I urge them to comply with these directives and to contact the NCA if they have any peculiar challenges.”
Students studying abroad and Ghanaians on official business are urged to contact the NCA for help if they are unable to obtain the Ghana card by December.
In Ghana, tourists can purchase a SIM card with their passports.
The government has extended the SIM card re-registration date to September 30, 2022.
During a press conference held today, Sunday, July 31, 2022, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister of Communications and Digitalization, revealed this.
“The program will be extended until September 30th in order to mark the anniversary of its beginning and give us a full year.
According to the Minister, voice and internet services will not be available to any sim that has not been registered by the end of August.
The deadline for everyone to reregister their SIM cards with their Ghana Cards was originally July 31.