The government of Ghana, through the communication ministry, has communicated to the citizenry the necessity to embark on re-registering their sim cards. This initiative is in line with the move to digitize the economy as it has been of keen interest to the government.
The registration exercise has encountered various challenges. However, the exercise is still on-going and the deadline is July 30th, 2022. The exercise, which was supposed to end in March, was extended to July due to the challenges associated with people being unable to access their Ghana cards. The call is on to extend it again.
Among those calling for an extension of the deadline is a renowned female journalist, Nana Aba Anamoah. She made this appeal to the Minister of Communication, Hon. Ursula Owusu, who is also MP for Ablekuma West, to extend the deadline.
The journalist reported that many Ghanaians are having challenges with the issuance of their Ghana cards due to the ineffectiveness of the NIA. She urged the Minister to consider an extension of the deadline date. The journalist, who is known for her philanthropic gestures, did not give a specific date for the exercise to last.
She made this appeal on her Twitter page this morning. She joins numerous Ghanaians who believe an extension of the deadline date would be of great service to the government as it wishes to digitize the economy. However, according to the minister, the number of registered Ghanaians is encouraging, and wishes all Ghanaians to register.
As of now, there is no indication that the deadline will be extended. The ministry, in conjunction with the Telcos, has been calling on Ghanaians to endeavor to take part in the exercise. According to the ministry, Ghanaians who fail to register can not use their sim. We will encourage our readers to take the steps to register their cards to prevent any misfortune.
BY: Randy Osei Akoto Citixen