For those who have still not registered their SIM cards, they have up to next month to do so. This is because the second phase of the registration extension elapses on July 31.
SIM card registration has become necessary to considerably aid the country’s efforts to combat increasingly sophisticated internet and cybercrime.
In this vein, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister of Communication stated weeks ago that the government will not extend the current deadline for sim card registrations.
She also stated emphatically that all unregistered sims will be flushed out in full effect after the deadline passes by the end of July.
She made this known during the climax of the Ahafo Regional celebration of the Girls-in-ICT Initiative held at Acherensua in the Asutifi South District.
During the programme, she said, “There is no way we are going to extend the deadline again.”
Recall that the initial end date for the registration was March 31, 2022, but numerous calls by people who are yet to get their Ghana Cards done have compelled The Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation to extend the deadline date for the registration to July 31, 2022.
According to the ministry, the planned registration of diplomats and those living abroad has necessitated the extension of the date.
“These issues make it imperative for the deadline to be extended to ensure that every eligible SIM card is captured and we produce a credible database by the end of the exercise.
The Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation has therefore extended the deadline for the registration of Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards to 31st July 2022.” a portion of the statement released by the ministry read.