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Sim Card Owners To Face Sanction Over Failure To Register Their Sim Cards



Sim Card Owners To Face Sanction Over Failure To Register Their Sim Cards

The National Communications Authority (NCA) has announced that from Monday, September 5, 2022, it will start enforcing a raft of sanctions against SIM card owners whose cards are not registered in the system.

The NCA will block the outgoing calls and data services for a sequential batch of numbers for two days every week as signed by NCA Director-General, Joe Anokye in a statement.

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“These measures shall exclude blocking of SMS to give defaulting subscribers the opportunity to initiate registration if they so wish. Subscribers who fully register their SIM Cards within the period they have been blocked will only be unblocked by the MNOs after the 48 hours to avoid the MNOs tampering with their systems intermittently,” the statement read in part.

Ghanaian citizens who hold digital passports can use them to register with the primary registrar of voters’ database system. The statement also directed mobile network operators to configure their systems to facilitate the use of passports for non-resident Ghanaians until December 31, 2022

MNOs shall put disconnected SIM Cards in a holding category and current subscribers of these SIM Cards shall be given six months to register their SIM cards, failing which these numbers will be churned by the MNOs,” the statement read. previously reported that the Ministry of Communications and Digitisations has announced special measures put in place to assist Ghanaians living in abroad to help them acquire the Ghana card.

The sector Minister, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Akuful announced on Sunday, 31st July, 2022 the Sim card registration deadline has been extended to September 30.

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According to her, September 1, 2022 would be the final deadline for people living in Ghana to link their Ghana card a new national ID.

After, the deadline those who failed to link their sim cards with the Ghana card will not enjoy voice or data calls.

After the Sim card registration exercise had run from October 1, the deadline for exercise was extended from March 31, 2022 to July 31, 2022, last year.

But, some Ghanaians especially those living outside the country have not been able to register their SIMs because of their inability to acquire their Ghana Cards.

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