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Ghanaians to begin re-registration of SIM cards

Ursula Owusu speaking at CEO Summit 2021
Ursula Owusu, Minister of Communication

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Ghanaians will need to comply with a SIM card re-registration exercise in order to keep using the SIMs after December 2021.

The VP of the Republic, Mahamudu Bawumia, announced this at the 5th CEO Summit, held in Accra on Monday.

The re-registration process will take 7 months to complete, beginning in June and ending in December. After this period, all unregistered SIM cards will be blocked.

Ghana’s Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful

What will you need?

To re-register your SIM, you would need a mobile phone and your Ghana card.

What’s next?

The re-registration process doesn’t require getting to any telecom outlet since the process can be done on mobile devices by dialling a USSD code.

Ghanaians can obtain their Ghana Card by visiting any National Identification Authority (NIA) office within the country.

Why the Government is doing this?

This exercise is a part of plans the government has to strengthen Ghana’s digital economy by creating unique IDs, integrating them into the country’s database, as well as reducing digital fraudulent activities such as MoMo fraud and other forms of cybercrime.

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