The Former NPP Member of Parliament(MP) for Manhyia North, honourable Collins Owusu Amankwah, has said that because of E-Levy payment, the deadline for SIM registration should be extended by the Ministry of Communication and digitalization.
According to him, the deactivation exercise scheduled to take place after July 31st will not augur well for E-Levy payment which is the government's priority at the moment.
Speaking on Peace FM's morning program 'Kokroko' on Friday July 29, Mr Amakwah quizzed "Rightt now, should we deactivate the SIM card of every person who hasn't registered, do you know that person can't transact business again? Do you know that person cannot pay the E-Levy?"
To him, considering the number of Ghanaians who have not been able to register their SIM cards with their Ghana card or those who have registered but have not received their Ghana cards to register their SIM cards, the deactivation exercise will definitely have a toll on the payment of E-Levy.
He further noted that it will also affect business transactions and in the long run, be a disadvantage yo the Telcos.
He has therefore asked the Ministry for Communication and digitalization to pardon those who have not registered their SIM card and extent the deadline time.
"The Telcos also will not benefit. If it is even 1 million subscribers, it's a very huge cost . . . I feel those who haven't got their card yet should be pardoned."
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