The Ministry of Communications has announced that about 280,000 SIM cards are not registered by merchants, giving scammers an opportunity to use them to continue their activities.
Minister of Communications and Digitization Ursula Owusu-Ekuful informed parliament on the status of SIM re-registration and said that all unregistered merchant SIMs will be permanently blocked by the end of June 2023.
“We have also heard that about 280,000 merchant SIMs are not registered. A viral video that went viral on social media a few weeks ago showed that some criminal networks actually used merchants to facilitate fraudulent activities. I suggested that I buy a SIM card from .I would like to reiterate that all unregistered seller SIMs will be permanently blocked by the end of June 2023,” she explained. Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful urged victims of misconduct to notify the National Communications Authority (NCA) so that action can be taken against the perpetrators.
Additionally, subscribers who were unable to complete the second stage of the registration process were encouraged to contact the NCA to register their SIM cards.
“Victims of illegal activity are encouraged to notify the National Communications Authority (NCA) so that steps can be taken to stop this process.” I’ve also heard complaints that my SIM was blocked. According to my information, some of these complaints are from people who have not completed the required second stage of the process. Such a person should contact NCA to register her SIM card. SIM card holders will get their numbers back after proper registration.
She added, “The NCA will announce when this suspension period will end, and we must act in time. After that, all unregistered SIMs will be permanently blocked from the network.” Line blocked If you still need it, please report it. Please contact us However, some SIM cards may be mistakenly blocked during full registration. Please notify NCA. A thorough investigation will be conducted to determine if this is indeed the case and why. “
The Minister of Communications and Digitization announced that Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) will work with the Bank of Ghana to facilitate the collection of funds for those whose funds are blocked in their mobile money accounts.
Many subscribers have expressed concern about losing access to their mobile money account balance after their SIM card has been deactivated due to a failed re-registration.
He assured subscribers that mobile network operators and the Bank of Ghana are working together to resolve the issue as soon as possible.