SIM Card Registration Deadline Extended, Full Details
About SIM Card Registration Deadline Extension
The Minister for Communication and Digitization Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has announced the extension of the all-time calling Sim Card registration exercise.
Initially, today the 31st day of July 2022 was slated to end the registration of all Sim Cards in the country.
Speaking at a press meeting during the mid-day of today July 31, 2022, the Minister stated crystal clear that her ministry in consultation with the industry stakeholders agreed on extending the deadline for all Sim Card registration to September 30th, 2022.
Full Speaker From The Minister Of Communication And Dignitization
“The statistics indicate that there was a 90% drop in sim registrations as soon as the first deadline was extended on 21st March. Until a week ago, there were no queues at any registration center. People started rushing to register when they realized the deadline was imminent after going to sleep when it was extended.”
SIM Card Registration Deadline
“The program will be extended to 30th September to end on the anniversary of its commencement,” her reason for the extension.
Furthermore, she also disclosed that the extension will give mark one full year of the SIM registration exercise.
“It will be reviewed at the end of this month and any SIM that has not been fully registered by the end of August will be barred from receiving certain services including voice and data services.”
Moreover, she stressed that persons owing Quick Loans should endeavor to clear their debts to prevent their fishing out.
Due to challenges faced by. Ghanaians at the registration over the failure of system services and inability to receive the Ghana Card including other reasons, the Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has accepted the plea of the citizens hence, postponed the deadline.
“It has come to my knowledge that Amputees and others who have some physical challenges are also a category of persons that are having problems registering their SIMs. We will have discussions with the NIA to resolve them,” she explained.