A minority in parliament has announced that the incoming NDC government will implement SIM re-registration again.
This is in line with the current government’s SIM card re-registration initiative, which began on October 1, 2021, with the aim of combating fraud and monitoring people involved in criminal activity via mobile phones. is the correspondence.
As part of current efforts, Ghanaians have been instructed to re-register their SIM cards with the Ghana Card. The user who did not follow the policy had her SIM card deactivated after the final deadline, he May 31, 2023.
During a media briefing in Congress, Deputy Senior Commissioner of the Congressional Communications Committee Samuel Nerty George expressed concern over the current re-registration process and announced that the NDC would implement comprehensive SIM re-registration in the future. He emphasized the intention of the government.
“It is not true that they are using this to fight crime, because the Ghana Card fundamentally is flawed. That is why we have served notice that the next NDC government will do a proper re-registration of SIM Cards which will not involve you having to go and queue in telecom offices, but we will do a proper re-registration of SIM Cards.”
Meanwhile, the Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has announced that Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) are working with the Bank of Ghana to facilitate the retrieval of funds for individuals whose monies are locked up in mobile money accounts.
Numerous subscribers have voiced their concerns regarding the inability to access their funds on mobile money accounts after their SIM cards were deactivated for failing to re-register them.
Providing an update on the status of the SIM re-registration exercise in Parliament on Thursday, June 8, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful assured affected subscribers that, while they won`t be able to conduct mobile-related transactions with their deactivated SIMs, their funds will be recovered through the necessary processes.
“We continue to encourage the National Identification Authority (NIA) to assist people to acquire their Ghana Card. We also recognize that our subscribers face difficulties accessing funds within their mobile wallets.