President of IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe has taken on authorities for excluding passports in the sum re-registration exercise which begins today October 1, 2021.
In a post on Facebook he wondered whose ‘brilliant brainless’ idea it was for Ghana card to be the sole ID card for the exercise when passports could equally be used.
“So, whose brilliant brainless idea is it to say that passports are not legitimate IDs for the needless SIM re-registration exercise?” he quizzed.
Explaining further he said “If there are fake SIM cards in the system, how is that the doing of those millions of us who registerd earlier legitimately? Shouldn’t the Telcos be asked to identify and block those fake cards? Exactly how will the National ID card being the sole identity requirement for a RE-REGISTRATION of all SIM cards prevent the infiltration of fakes? Nor can any ID actually do so?
“So, if we all yield and re-register, we will not have fake IDs, ever? And if there are fakes in the near future, we all get asked to re-register again? What is this?” he wondered.