The deadline for SIM card registration has been extended by the Ministry of Communication and Digitalisation from March 31, 2022 to July 31, 2022.

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According to a statement released by the ministry on March 22, 2022,  “As of 17 March, 14,091,542 SIM cards had been linked to the Ghana card” while “10,348,532 bio-captures” had been conducted and 99,445 new SIMs registered.

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Due to a number factors including the fact that over 7.5 million citizens and residents are yet to obtain Ghana cards to enable them to register their SIM cards, it is clear that the deadline for the completion of the registration of the remaining active SIM cards cannot be met,” the statement from the ministry said.

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In a statement signed by Hon. Ursula Owusu, it was also stated that further time will be necessary to update the SIM registration app for the registration of diplomats, while a self-service SIM registration app is also being developed to let Ghanaians living abroad register their SIM cards.

This will be operational by mid-April,” the statement noted.

As a result of these issues, the Ministry of Communication and Digitalisation believes that citizens should be given additional time to comply with the regulation, which is why the mandatory registration date has been extended.

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