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If you do not register your SIM cards, do not blame your service provider for sanctions

Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister of Communication and Digitalization, has warned mobile phone consumers to re-register their SIM cards or face sanctions.

While warning Ghanaians of the impending deadline, she stated that service providers should not be held accountable for any punitive measures imposed after the deadline.

"If you face such a fate as a result of your inactivity, please do not blame your service provider," said a Facebook post on Wednesday.

According to Madam Ursula Owusu, "After examination at the end of August, it was considered that beginning the disciplinary steps mentioned in the NCA press statement is reasonable."

"In addition, any SIM that has not yet been fully registered will be unable to access phone or Internet services." "Using unregistered SIM cards will thus be more expensive."

The Communications Minister stated that the entire nature of the sanctions would be revealed at a later press conference in September.

According to Kwame Gyan, Deputy Director, Consumer and Corporate Affairs Division of the National Communications Authority (NCA), Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) have begun blocking unregistered SIM cards.

According to a 3News.com story, he stated that the exercise began on Monday, September 5, 2022, a day after the Authority announced disciplinary actions to be taken against unregistered SIM cards.

Mr. Gyan stated that on September 7, people who have only completed stage one of the registration process will be added to the list of those whose cards are being blocked.

Below is Ursula Owusu’s full statement:

I informed the media during my most recent meeting that the SIM registration exercise would not be extended past September 30.

After evaluation at the end of August, it has been determined that starting the disciplinary steps outlined in the NCA press release is prudent.

Additionally, any SIM that has not yet been completely registered will be unable to use voice and Internet services. Afterward, using unregistered SIMs will be more expensive.

At a subsequent press conference in September, the full scope of the sanctions will be revealed. If you suffer that fate as a result of your inaction, kindly do not blame your service provider.

To be forewarned is to be forearmed.

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