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Sim Registration Exercise Will Not Be Extended Again – Ursula Owusu Tells Ghanaians



SIM Re-registration App Not Meant To Extort Monies; Will Provide Efficiency - Ursula Owusu

The deadline for the SIM Cards registration ends on July 31, 2022, after it was extended by the Minister of Information, Mrs Urlsa Owusu.

The Sim Card registration began on 1st October 2021 and was originally scheduled to end on 31st March 2022, however, the Ministry of Information extended it to 31st July 2022.

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Ursula Owusu, who was speaking at a forum by the National Communications Authority (NCA) in Kumasi, revealed that the ministry of communications will not extend the date for the linking of Ghana cards to SIM cards as many are expecting.

According to her, about twelve million Ghanaians are through with the process.

In her own words, she said:

“Most people access their internet through their mobile devices. We must make sure that they do so safely. We must make it difficult for the criminals who hack our systems and defraud us through multiple online channels to operate, and this SIM registration exercise is one of the steps the government is taking in that regard.

Essentially, this stresses the point that this exercise will enable the establishment of a subscriber database with integrity to keep the consumers safe from scams and fraud.”

“I, therefore, take this opportunity to urge all those who’ve not registered their SIM cards to do so as the deadline of 31st July 2022 will not be extended.” 

Meanwhile, Ghana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration is leading a phased project to install e-visa systems at all of the country’s missions abroad.

The foreign affairs ministry is collaborating with the Ghana Immigration Service with technical support from Orell- Füssli Security Printing Limited and the TGN Digital Security Limited for the project.

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According to a post on the Facebook page of the foreign affairs ministry, the deployment of the e-visa systems for Ghana would be done in phases starting with the Ghana Missions in London and Berlin.

The project is expected to enhance and ensure efficient delivery of visa services to applicants at the various Ghana Missions abroad.

Minister, Shirley Ayorkor-Botchway, said the e-visa system will also provide a seamless database for both the Missions and the Ghana Immigration Service. This will safeguard the country’s national security.

The e-visa project started in February 2020 when Ghana signed a Technical Support Agreement with OFS and TGN Digital Security Limited for the supply of machine-readable visa stickers.

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