The re-registration of cellular SIM playing cards throughout the nation is anticipated to start on, Friday, October 1, 2021.
The transfer is a part of efforts to digitize the financial system for enhanced accountability and financial progress.
The train is so as to add to the nation’s central database with distinctive IDs. The method of registration could be completed on one’s cellphone and doesn’t require a go to to a Telco outlet.
The Ghana Card is used to validate an individual’s id at airports, borders, police verify posts and whereas reserving tickets. The rising Ghana railway journey could require an individual to hold their Ghana Card particularly if e-tickets are launched.
Presently, there are greater than 40 million cell phone customers in Ghana.
The Ministry of Communication has assured most people it’s working to resolve “deficiencies” in SIM card registration in Ghana.
The Minister of Communication Ursula Owusu-Ekuful in April mentioned telecommunication networks have been urged to make sure strict compliance with the SIM registration and activation processes in step with the related statutory provisions.
She mentioned a few of the deficiencies recognized with the method embrace: The sale of pre-registered SIM playing cards; The usage of pre-registered SIM playing cards and Fraudulent registration of SIM playing cards and the use of identical.
Based on her, these deficiencies facilitate prison actions resembling Cellular Cash fraud, Unlawful SIM swap, Unlawful Termination of worldwide visitors (SIM-Boxing) resulting in lack of income to the state, Impersonation, and, Cyber-crime.