George Andah Says National ID Card Has Paved Way For SIM Re-registration

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A former Deputy Minister for Communication, George Andah has shielded the deferral in the re-enlistment interaction of SIM cards in the country.

The re-enrollment window was at first planned to start in January 2020 till June 2020 determined to battle extortion and other related violations in the country.

In any case, Mr. Andah clarifies that for the National SIM re-enrollment to run effectively, a refreshed endorser data set which will be gotten from the National Identification information base was important.

“We’ve all known about individuals that have encountered the circumstance where someone has taken their SIM card or somebody has requested that they send cash to them and when you proceed to check the enrollment subtleties of the individual, you can’t go anyplace. So for SIM enlistment to be viable, you need to have a supporter data set with the goal that each endorser can be recognized; what their identity is, the place where they stay, what they do,” he said.

The National Identification Authority (NIA) finished a mop-up enrollment of the National Identification Card (Ghana Card) all through the country in September 2020 subsequent to enlisting 15,549,242 people.

Talking on Citi TV’s present issues show, The Chamber, Mr. Andah said the circumstance is all in all correct to proceed with the SIM re-enlistment work out, as every one of the fundamental necessities are set up.

“It bodes well to ensure that your public ID enrollment or card issuance measure is appropriately done, and you have one public ID, either an identification or a driver’s permit or a public ID card that the client subtleties have been confirmed and approved, and that is the thing that is utilized to help the enlistment of SIM cards. What’s more, I imagine that is the bearing that the service is going,” he added.