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SIM Card Re-registration Begins Today

The mass re-registration of subscriber identification module (SIM) cards across the country is scheduled to begin today, Friday, October 1.
The six-month exercise is expected to take data from all SIM card users across the country.

The National ID card, the Ghana Card, is the only document of identification for the exercise.

Announcing this early last month, Minister of Communications and Digitalisation Ursula Owusu-Ekuful said the exercise has been necessitated due to the increased use of communication services since the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic and to facilitate E-education, among others.
“Only the National ID card, the Ghana card, issued to an individual shall be used for registration of SIM cards of citizens, foreign residents in Ghana and foreigners staying in Ghana for more than 90 days.”

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She added: “Foreigners visiting Ghana can acquire a SIM card using the passport or travel card but they can only use the SIM card for 30 days after which it will be deactivated.

“Foreigners intending to use the SIM card for more than 30 days would have to obtain a non-citizen Ghana card to do so.”

A maximum of 10 SIM cards can be registered by an individual and they should not be below 15 years of age.

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