Policy think tank IMANI Africa has criticized the government for announcing it will roll out a number of punitive measures against persons who are yet to re-register their SIM cards ahead of the deadline which is the end of this month. The SIM Card re-registration exercise is scheduled to end this month September 30 after the initial July 31 deadline was extended for two months.
Former president of the Republic of Ghana, His excellency John Dramani Mahama has revealed that his SIM card was blocked by the National Communications Authority for two days before he unblocked it. Speaking today on TV3's Ghana tonight's program, John Dramani Mahama revealed that when the National Communications Authority rolled out the punitive measures against those who have not or refused to register their sim cards, those social media has named as the stubborn academy, he was affected too.
While a class or group of Ghanaians is taking a strong action against the NCA and other entities involved in blocking their SIM Card, after successfully completing their registration, some political leaders are however, blaming some Ghanaians for failing to participate in the process, leading to the alleged blocking of their chips.
“Do not wait! !”, the National Communications Authority (NCA) has warned persons yet to undertake the SIM card registration exercise ahead of the deadline in July this year. The NCA has advised subscribers to register their SIM cards to stay connected. On July 31, 2022, the NCA noted that all SIMs including Data ones which haven’t been registered will be disconnected.
The voter ID card will not be accepted for SIM card registration, according to the National Communications Authority. The NCA stated in a statement that it has not given mobile network operators and broadband wireless access providers any such instructions. "In the current SIM registration exercise, there is currently no medium for voter ID registration; the Ghana Card stays the main ID."
The re-registration of SIM Cards with Ghana card has began for sometime now and a lot of Ghanaians are asking question. Kwame Gyan, the Deputy Director of Consumer and Corporate Affairs Division at National Communications Authority (Ghana) was on Kessben FM to answer questions Ghanaians have concerning the re-registration of the Sim cards.
Mr.John Kwao Dawson, Lecturer, Sunyani Technical University has said that,there has been series of whines by governments on fraudulent activities embarked on by unscrupulous citizens using Subscriber Identification Module (SIM Cards). He said this has necessitated actions to curb these activities since it dents the image and also the perception of investors about the country.
From the end of October 2022, all SIM cards that have been linked to Ghana cards and have finished Stage 1 registration but not Stage 2 registration of biometrically confirming users will be blocked. Instead, it is extending a temporary moratorium until the end of October to motivate people to finish the procedure.
The owner of satellite television channel Thunder TV, Patience Asiedua, popularly known as Nana Agradaa has made it clear to the general public that her arrest in 2019 was not because of fraud. According to her, she was arrested after the channel her TV station was found to be operating illegally without a license.
Over 7000 online petitioners with the Concerned Mobile Network Subscribers (CMNS) have called on all Ghanaians to join in their campaign to enforce productivity within the re-registration of SIM Cards in Ghana. According to the CMNS and petitioners, there are no specific laws that make it possible for the National Communications Authority (NCA) and the Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to embark on a Sim Card re-registration exercise.
Reports that the National Communications Authority (NCA) had prevented the sale of Vodafone Ghana to Telecel Group have been refuted. It said that it had just assessed the procedure and had come to the conclusion that it did not "meet the regulatory threshold for approval to be granted."
The National Identification Authority (NIA), has urged the government to extend the SIM card re-registration exercise to the end of the year. According to the Director of Administration at the NIA, Cecilia Erzuah, there is too much pressure on Ghanaians due to the short period for the exercise.
Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the minister of communications and digitization, has hinted that the deadline for SIM card registration won't be extended further. The Minister advised Ghanaians and everyone else who hasn't registered their SIM cards to take advantage of the current opportunity before it expires on July 31, 2022.
Paul Adom Otchere is a Ghanaian broadcast journalist and the host of Good Evening Ghana. He served as a board member of the National Communications Authority before he was appointed as chairperson of the board of Ghana Airports Company Limited. On Tuesday 2nd August 2022, Paul Adom made an editorial on various topical issues affecting the country.
This article is not made for promotion or advertisement for business or a products but rather to enlighten you on the number of people who have re-registered their SIM Cards with Ghana Cards. Re-registration exercise started on 1st of October, 2021 which will be ending on March 31st, 2022, but National Communication Authority have extended the ending date for all Ghanaians to be able to re-register their SIM Cards.
Honorable Sam Nartey George, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, and Honorable Ras Mubarak, the Former NDC Member of Parliament for Kumbungu, have reacted to order by the National Communications Authority (NCA), that SIM cards that are not registered will be blocked.
Ras Mubarak, a former Member of Parliament for Kumbungu, has indicated that the National Communications Authority (NCA) and telecommunication companies cannot disable SIM cards if the owners refuse to re-register. According to him, the NCA's re-registration program has no legal basis. He then urged Ghanaians not to waste their time waiting in lines to re-register their SIM cards.
Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Sam George has alerted the National Communications Authority and the Ministry of Communications to find ways that can help better the SIM re-registration scheme. He said, “It is sad, pathetic and heartbreaking to see the endless queues during productive working hours, and at the time the Omicron Covid-19 variant is spreading in communities.”
The National Communications Authority has extended the deadline for registering SIM cards to July 31
The deadline for SIM card registration has been extended by the National Communications Authority (NCA) from March 31 to July 31, 2022. The NCA stated in a statement that updating the SIM Registration App for diplomat registration will take extra time. Simultaneously, a Self-Service SIM Registration App was being created to make SIM card registration easier for Ghanaians living overseas.
The National Communications Authority (NCA) has announced traffic congestion reduction measures marking the ongoing re-registration of SIM cards across the country. In a Jan. 6 statement by the NCA, the agency acknowledged the challenges looming over the process, including long queues and congestion at mobile operator customer service centers (MNOs).