The decision by the Communications Ministry to extend the deadline of the Sim card re-registration has been welcomed by the National Identification Authority.
This the NIA says affords them the opportunity to get ample time to issue out outstanding cards to applicants.
March 31 was the initial deadline set by the government for the ongoing SIM re-registration exercise to end.
The chaos recorded at some centres and the struggle by some Ghanaians to secure their Ghana cards led to calls by stakeholders for an extension of the date
Head of Corporate Affairs at NIA, Abdul Ganiyu Abudu, assured of the authority’s resolve to ensure all applicants receive their Ghana cards.
“In terms of our operational plan, we have been transitioning our services gradually. If we are currently doing replacements in the regional offices, we will soon introduce same at the district offices.”
“The 4-month extension will give us ample time to put these operational and technical arrangements into place. Obviously, it eases the pressure on everyone. NIA is going to work very hard within the time frame to ensure that about 100% of Ghanaians have been captured,” he added.