Ursula 0wusu-Ekuful, the Minister of Communication, has stated that all sim cards that have not been re-registered by March 31, 2021, will be blocked. According to her, all sim cards must be re-registered from October 1, 2021.
According to Ursula Owusu, the exercise will take place over a six-month period in order to allow a large number of people to participate.
Ursula 0wusu added the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation will launch the National SIM Card Registration Exercise across the country next month during a press conference. This, she claims, will allow the country to monitor and track those who use their phones for illegal purposes, as well as eliminate fraud in the country’s internet.
She went on to say that only a person’s National Identity Card (Ghana Card) can be used to register SIM cards for citizens, foreign residents, and foreigners staying in Ghana for more than 90 days. A valid passport or other travel document is necessary for foreigners staying in Ghana for fewer than 90 days.