Good News: Gov’t extends deadline for SIM card re-registration to 31st July, 2022

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The Communications Ministry has announced an extension of the deadline for all SIM cards to be reregistered.

In a statement on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, the ministry said the fact that many Ghanaians were yet to acquire their Ghana Card, which is the sole identification card for the purpose of the registration made it difficult for them to complete the registration process before the March 31 deadline.

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.

While announcing additional measures put in place to ensure that the many persons yet to reregister their SIM do so, the ministry said as at 17th March, 14 million SIM cards had been linked to the Ghana card and over 10 million bio-captures conducted.

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