The Vice President of the Republic, Dr. Mahumudu Bawumia says every individual in the country by June this year has to re-register his or her SIM cards with the National Identification card or risk losing the SIM number.
Dr. Bawumia speaking at the 5th Ghana CEO Summit said the move forms part of the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo led government effort to slow and curb the rate of cyberspace of fraud and crime in the country.
“The Communications and Digitalization will soon announce the date for registration of the SIM card. Maybe by the end of June or beginning of July this year, everybody will have to register their SIM with a National ID.”
According to Akufo-Addo’s right-hand man, individuals who fail to take part in the forthcoming nationwide exercise risks losing his or her SIM card.
“We all have to do that otherwise we’ll lose that SIM card and that will really give us a real identity for all MoMo transactions. For example, it takes away fraud…that is taking place like SIM box and through MoMo,” he stated
The Ministry of Communication led by Ursula Owusu is yet to communicate details of the SIM cards re-registration to members of the general public.