Ursula Ekuful, minister of communications and digitalization threatens to punish those chosen not to re-register their Sims



Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the minister of communications and digitalization, has made hints about potential penalties for people who consciously chose not to participate in the SIM Re-registration effort.


This comes after the Ministry's October moratorium, which was given to encourage SIM users to re-register their cards, expired.  


However, Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful maintained that in order to address the difficulties faced by registrants with legitimate worries, her ministry is in contact with the National Identification Authority (NIA).


She pleaded with Ghanaians to support the steps the government is putting in place to preserve the digital realm while speaking on the sidelines of the Technology Breakfast Meeting, which was organized to increase public sector chief executives' understanding of the government's digitalization effort. 

"We must all take care to safeguard the systems we are installing. This is one component of it, but there are other aspects as well, like the SIM re-registration. Some people have legitimate worries, and we are collaborating with the NIA to [address them]. Others, though, have Ghana cards but have not finished the procedure. Therefore, it is obvious that either they do not intend to do so or are unwilling to, and as a result, we will soon be able to announce some actions, according to the Minister of Communication and Digitalization.


In October, the Ministry declared that 28,959,006 SIM cards had already been connected to Ghana Cards.  

This figure equals 67.28% of the 42,749,662 SIM cards that were issued nationwide in total.


Additionally, 18,930,664 SIM Cards—or 44.28% of all SIM cards issued—have been fully registered.


The ministry recognized that some of our residents had trouble acquiring Ghana Cards, which would have allowed them to complete their SIM registration.

As a result, it was decided to let people who had begun the process but had not yet finished it until October 31 to re-register their SIM cards. 

Source: Verrasendom|Viralnews Gh.

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