Ghanaians lament long queues at telcos offices for sim cards re-registration exercise

long queues at telcos offices

As we are two months away from the March 2022 deadline for the sim card re-registration, some Ghanaians who are seeking to register their sim cards have begun lamenting about the long winding queues they meet at the various telecommunication companies.

As it turns out that, the situation has worsened since the first working day of the year 2022.

Complaints from concerned Ghanaians have been flooding social media about the queues at the offices of the telcos in a bid to get their biometric features captured as they reregister their sim cards.

Others also argue that the process is even redundant because they gave out biometric information while registering for the Ghana Card.

Though it is not clear what is the main cause for the long queues, some sources allege that the system provided by Kelni GVG to facilitate the exercise has been fraught with challenges.

The long queues have also been blamed on the limited number of branches of the telcos for the exercise.

Meanwhile, some parts of the country have continued to have smooth registration processes.

Customers of MTN in Bimbilla in the Northern Region, for example, who are at the office to re-register their SIM cards have expressed satisfaction with the process.

The exercise is in accordance with the Subscriber Identity Module Registration Regulations, 2011, LI 2006 to curb SIM boxing and other criminal activities.

The re-registration period is expected to end on March 31, 2022.

Any SIM which is not registered at the end of this exercise will be blocked.

By: Stella Annan | Twitter @activetvgh


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