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Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has revealed that sim re-registration will commence in October.

by The Ghana HIT

Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has announced that SIM card re-registration in Ghana will begin in October. During a press conference on September 5, 2021, the minister said that the exercise would start in September and end on March 31, 2022. She insisted that the exercise is for Ghanaian citizens with over 15 years.

According to Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the main agenda of re-registration is to cater to the increased use of communication services since the outbreak of Covid-19 and E-Learning. “Only the National ID Card, the Ghana card, issued to an individual shall be used for registration of Sim Cards of Citizens foreign residents in Ghana and foreigners staying in Ghana for more than three months.”

“Foreigners visiting Ghana can acquire a SIM card using the passport or travel card but they can only use the SIM card for 30 days after which it will be deactivated. Foreigners intending to use the SIM card for more than 30 days would have to obtain a non-citizen Ghana card to do so,” she noted

Citizens of Ghana can only register a maximum of ten SIM cards across all networks, while foreigners will only have a maximum of three SIM cards. The Director of the enterprises which desire to register many SIM cards should connect to the registration of the SIM cards.

Ursula Owusu-Ekuful said that the benefits of re-registrations are, “When undertaken correctly, as we intend to do, it will reduce or limit fraudulent or criminal activities, help authorities ascertains the correct number of valid and accurate Sims on the networks. Enable operators to build better demographics of their customers base and help them develop products and services to suit the various groupings. NCA will also get more accurate data to regulate the industry even better.”

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