SIM card registration

SIM card re-registration deadline impossible – NIA

The National Identification Authority (NIA) never expected to register eligible people in time for the SIM card re-registration deadline. With approximately two million people aged 15 and above still to be registered, NIA Executive Secretary Prof. Kenneth Attafuah stated that “there is no way that NIA can register those people.” Technically, it is physically impossible.” “We said it was impossible way back in March.” “It’s like expecting a maiden to have...[Read More]

NDC takes on NPP gov’t over blocking of SIM cards

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has slammed the Akufo-Addo administration for the punitive actions taken against some SIM-card users during the re-registration process. The opposition party believes that the actions must end immediately due to the lawlessness and arbitrary nature of the sanctions. “We are appalled that this objectionable impunity has reached an alarming point where the mobile SIM cards of innocent Ghanaians, including those who have already undergone the aforementio...[Read More]

Blocked SIM cards can only be retrieved within 6 months

Individuals whose SIM cards will be blocked after the September 30 deadline for re-registration can only retrieve them within a six-month grace period, according to the National Communications Authority (NCA). Unregistered SIM cards will then be removed entirely from the system. According to Kwame Gyan, NCA’s Deputy Director for Consumer and Corporate Affairs, this is part of the punitive measures that will be implemented to rid the system of unregistered SIM cards. On Prime Morning on Tue...[Read More]

NCA rolls out punitive actions – Unregistered SIM card users

The National Communications Authority (NCA) has announced its intention to impose penalties on users who have not registered their SIM cards. This new policy is set to go into effect on Monday, September 5, 2022. Outgoing calls and data services for a sequential batch of numbers will be blocked for two days weekly on a rotational basis, according to a statement signed by the Authority’s Director-General. “MNOs [Mobile Network Operators] must divide unregistered SIM cards into five ba...[Read More]