Ghana: Re-registration of SIM cards and SIM enable devices starts in June
The re-registration of SIM Cards and SIM-enabled devices are expected to start in June and end in December this year, according to the Minister of Communication and Digitalization, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful.
This means subscribers of the various networks in the country will have seven months window to have their SIM cards and SIM-enabled devices re-registered to enjoy usage.
Announcing the upcoming development at the just ended 5th CEO summit in Accra, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful warned that failure on the part of subscribers to have their SIM cards re-registered would automatically result in the blocking of their cards and devices.
According to the Minister, the re-registration exercise which is part of the government’s broader efforts in dealing with issues of cyber fraud in the country will require subscribers National Identification Card also known as the Ghana Card to complete the process.
Earlier this week, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia had indicated the government approval for the upcoming SIM Card re-registration exercise and hope that if carried out successful, it will not only help restore the confidence and trust in the entire ICT ecosystem but also enhance the activities of the law enforcement agencies in clamping down on crime committed using these SIM cards.
“We all have to do that otherwise we’ll lose that SIM card and that will really 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 emphasized.