The Minister for Communications and Digitalisation, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has announced an extension to the deadline for the SIM re-registration exercise to September 2022.
Speaking at a press conference on Sunday, the minister said the extension had become necessary owing to the teething challenges for registrants who are yet to be issued or acquire their national identification cards.
“Upon consultation, Government has decided to grant a final conditional extension. The programme will be extended to September 30 to end on the anniversary of its commencement, that will give us one full year of SIM re-registration,” the minister stated.
“It will be reviewed at the end of this month [July] and any SIM that has not been fully registered by the end of August will be barred from certain services including voice and data. It will also be more expensive to use unregistered SIMs,” she added.
The full range of punitive measures, the Minister noted will be announced at another press briefing which will be held in September this year.