Contrary to some reports in the media, the Minister of Communications and Digitalisation has told Parliament that the SIM cards of people without Ghana Cards have not been deactivated
Madam Ursula Owusu-Ekuful branded claims that unregistered mobile users who do not have Ghana Cards have been barred for failing to re-register their SIM cards as inaccurate.
In compliance with the Ministry of Communications and Digitalization’s directive issued on November 11, 2022, various telecommunications began deactivating the SIM cards of subscribers that have not completed the registration process.
“AirtelTigo, MTN, and Vodafone” will “begin deactivating some category of SIM cards in compliance with the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation’s directive issued on November 11, 2022.”
“Only subscribers that have completed stage 1 (linkage to Ghana card) but are yet to complete stage 2 (biometric capture) of the SIM registration, will have their SIM cards blocked,” the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications said in a statement.
Appearing before Parliament on Monday, December 5, 2022, Madam Ursula Owusu-Ekuful emphasized that sim cards of non-Ghana Card holders are still active in response to some of the concerns voiced by the ranking member of the Parliamentary Communication committee.
“People who did not have Ghana Cards have had their cards blocked, and I said No, that has not happened. It is those who have completed the first phase of the exercise by linking their cards to the SIM cards but had not gone on to do the biometric capture that has had their SIM cards blocked.”
By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana