Self-Service SIM Re-registration App To Be Launched On Tuesday
Not long ago, it was announced that all SIM Cards not registered and linked to the Ghana Card shall be blocked under the directives of Ministry for Communications and National Communication Authority.
Many Ghanaians rushed to re-register for their SIM Cards and merge with their Ghana Card successfully, and many Ghanaians are yet to re-register their SIM cards due to lost of their Ghana Card, change of names or corrections, yet to claim their Ghana Card.
Today, the Minister for Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has announced that Self-Service SIM Re-registration App To Be Launched On Tuesday, August 2.
According to the Minister for Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Self-Service SIM Re-registration App will enable the public re-register their sim cards in the comfort of their homes without having to cue at any network operator’s office.
Upon speaking at the press, the Minister for Communications gave a brief on Sunday, indicating that the Self-Service SIM Re-registration App will be available for download on both android and IOS this week barring any unforeseen circumstances by Ghanaians.
The Minister for Communications added, that each registration via the Self-Service SIM Re-registration App will be subjected to a GH¢5 surcharged.
According to the minister, she said that the launch of the app was delayed because “the Virtual Private Network (VPN) connectivity and Application Programming Interface (API) integration with all MNOs was only completed this weekend due to unavoidable circumstances.”
She said that “adequate time will also be required for publicity and public education on the use of the Self-Service SIM Registration App.”
This comes after many Ghanaians were faced with challenges during the sim reregistration exercise. Among other things, millions of Ghanaians are yet to receive their Ghana Card which is the main tool for reregistration.
Others are also yet to complete the second stage of reregistration due to long queues and other challenges at the network operators’ offices.
Because of this and other reasons, the Communications Minister announced that the deadline for reregistration has once again been extended.
The final deadline she said is September 30. This she says should give people adequate time to register all their sims.
“That will give us one full year of SIM registration. It will be reviewed at the end of this month and any SIM that has not been fully registered by the end of August will be barred from receiving certain services including voice and data services.”
Mrs Owusu-Ekuful added that “it will also be more expensive to use unregistered SIMs. The full range of punitive measures will be announced at another press briefing in September.”
In summary, Self-Service SIM Re-registration App To Be Launched On Tuesday.