7.5 million face switch-off in Ghana
GOVERNMENTBy BiztechAfrica - Feb. 21, 2012, 1:55 p.m.
Over 7.5 million phone accounts will be cut off if their SIM cards are not registered by next week, says Ghana’s National Communications Authority (NCA).
In line with adoption of the Subscribers Identification Module Regulations, 2011(L.I. 2006), the NCA will instruct operators to switch off access to all SIMs that have not been registered by 3 March.
The Director-General of the NCA, Paarock Vanpercy, last week called on mobile phone subscribers who have not yet register their SIM cards or have invalid registration to register their SIM cards before the deadline, to save their SIMs from being deactivated by the various network operators.
The NCA said that by last week, over 5.58 million registration applications had been turned down because of invalid identity documents, while 1.46 million registrations are still awaiting verification.
Van Percy said earlier that 21 million subscribers in the country had been able to register their SIMs so far.
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