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SIM Registration: Government Promises Special Assistance To Ghanaians Living Abroad For Ghana Card



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

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.

In a press statement, the Minister for Communications and Digitalisations Ursula Owusu-Ekuful said while the deadline remains in force, the National Communications Authority (NCA) would fast track the process for Ghanaians living outside Ghana.

Mrs Ursula Owusu-Akuful

“Ghanaians on official assignment outside the country or students on scholarships who would not be able to also acquire the Ghana card due to reasons beyond their control before the end December 2022, should contact the National Communications Authority (NCA) for special assistance.

“Special provision has already been made for Members of the Diplomatic Corps in consultation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and regional Integration and they have been notified,” the statement quoted the minister.

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Meanwhile, Mrs Ursula also revealed that a self-service SIM Registration App would be ready for commercial launch on Tuesday, August 2, 2022.

The app forms part of efforts to deal with some challenges associated with the ongoing SIM re-registration exercise.

According to the Communications Minister, the app will enable the public re-register their sim cards in the comfort of their homes without having to cue in any network provider’s office, adding that, it would be available for download on both android and IOS this week with subject to a five-cedi surcharge.

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