Any unre-registered SIM card after August will be expensive to use — Ursula Owusu

  The Minister for Communications and Digitalisation, Ursula Ekuful, addressed the plight of many Ghanaians who were calling for the extension of the deadline for SIM card re-registration due to their inability to complete the process on Sunday, July 31.

At a press conference, the Minister extended the deadline to September 30 to allow all Ghanaians who are having difficulty completing the process to do so.

“Upon consultation, Government has decided to grant a final conditional extension. The programme will be extended to September 30 to end on the anniversary of its commencement, which will give us one full year of SIM re-registration," the minister stated.

However, the Minister added that anyone who is unable to complete the process by August will be barred from using services such as voice and data.

“It will be reviewed at the end of this month [July] and any SIM that has not been fully registered by the end of August will be barred from certain services including voice and data,” she noted.

She added that “It will also be more expensive to use unregistered SIMs.”

Also, a new phase for the SIM re-registration exercise will be launched in the first week of August 2022.

Ursula Owusu, says the SIM Registration App will be available for download on both Android and IOS.

The Minister added that each registration via the app will be liable to a 5-cedi surcharge.

"The SIM Registration App will be available for download on both android and IOS this week barring any unforeseen circumstances. Each registration via the app will be subject to a 5-cedi surcharge," she said.

Explaining how citizens can access the App, she stated, “Adequate time will also be required for publicity and public education on the use of the Self-Service SIM Registration App.”

Source : Modern Ghana 

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