There are over 7.9 million Ghanaians Including 6.9million Quick Loan Customers To Lose SIM Cards By July 31st.
The NIA Ghana Card registers for persons who are aged below 15 and above as part of eligibility for they Ghana Card registration and with that, all persons who are below the age of 15 years cannot register for the ECOWAS Card (Ghana Card).
With this, all Ghanaians who are below the age of 15 years will lose their SIM Card due to failure to register with their own Ghana Card by Sunday, July 31.
According to data contained in the 2021 Population and Housing Census, there are 19.9 million Ghanaians are 15 years and older.
Out of this data from the 2021 Population and Housing Census, there are only 15.7 million of them who have been able to obtain their Ghana Card per the information given by the Finance Minister during the presentation of the 2022 mid-year budget review.
Of the 19.9 million, just 12 million, according to the Minister of Communications and Digitisation, have been able to fully register their SIM cards.
With the parameters given below, this shows the statistics and more information.
4.2 million Ghanaians aged 15 and above do not have a Ghana Card.
7.9 million Ghanaians aged 15 and above have not been able to fully register their SIM cards.
Holding other things constant, by Sunday, we may have about 7.9 million Ghanaians losing their SIM cards if they fail to fully register with their Ghana Card.
Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister of Communications and Digitalisation has been asked to postpone the deadline for yet another time by the Minority in Parliament urging President Akufo-Addo to instruct the Sector Minister.
Addressing the press in Parliament on Thursday, Deputy Ranking Member on the Communications Committee, Sam George, explained that the deadline slated for July 31 “holds potential national security implications for millions of Ghanaians who have not been able to register, due to no fault of theirs.”
“We urge the President and the National Security Minister to take cognizance of the fact that millions of Ghanaians earn a living by use of their SIM cards on a daily basis,” he added.
In summary, 7.9million Ghanaians Including 6.9million Quick Loan Customers To Lose SIM Cards By July 31st.