There has been an extension of the deadline for the ongoing SIM card re-registration by the National Communications Authority (NCA) and the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation.
In a statement on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, the ministry of Communications and Digitalisation said, 14,091, 542 sim cards have successfully been linked to the Ghana card, 10,348532 Bio-Captures conducted and 99,445 New SIMs also registered as of 17th March.
Due to a number of factors including the fact that over 7.5 million citizens and residents are yet to obtain Ghana Cards to enable them to register their SIM cards, it is clear that the deadline which should be 31st March 2022, for completion of the registration of the remaining active SIM cards cannot be met.
It said other challenges during the exercise confirmed that the deadline cannot be met by many people, hence the need for the deadline to be extended.
“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 Digitalization has therefore extended the deadline for the registration of Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards to 31st July 2022,” the statement said.
Read the full statement below: