Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications, Mr Ken Ashigbey revealed that the National SIM card re-registration is meant to build up a robust database in Ghana.
This follows the announcement made by Communication and Digitization Minister, Madam Ursula Owusu-Ekuful that the exercise will commence in the first week of October 2021.
She further indicated that the timeline for the exercise is latest by March 2022, Ghanaians 15 years and above are expected to have re-registered their SIM cards.
This exercise is necessary due to the fact that there is more usage of communication and also e-education since the emergence of covid-19.
According to Madam Ursula Owusu, “Only the National ID card, the Ghana card, issued to an individual shall be used for registration of Sim cards of citizens, foreign residents in Ghana and foreigners staying in Ghana for more than 90 days”.
However, persons visiting Ghana can acquire a card for 30 days with their passport or travel card and those intending to stay for more than 30 days would have to acquire a non-citizen Ghana Card to do so.
Mr Ashigbey said the re-registration will help build a robust database for the country but he was however worried if it is everyone that has the Ghana Card.