Ursula Owusu says Unregistered SIM cards will be deactivated after 6-month deadline

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Days into the SIM card registration work out, the Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has repeated that all people and organizations that neglect to enlist their SIM cards before the finish of the 31st March 2022 cutoff time, will have themselves to fault.

As per her, unregistered SIM cards utilized by people and organizations after the cutoff time will be deactivated.

The continuous SIM card registration work out, which has been addressed by certain partners, started on first October 2021 and is relied upon to in addition to other things help create and construct a SIM data set which will aid the controling of false exercises and the getting of SIM card based exchanges.

Talking at the dispatch of the National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful repeated that the SIM card registration practice is basic in the decrease of portable related digital wrongdoings.

“It is basic that we diminish the frequency of cell phone related digital wrongdoings. We all need to enroll our SIMs just as our gadgets. We’ve given a 6-month window to this activity and expectation that we as a whole undertaking to enroll.”

“Allow me just to give a delicate update that all unregistered SIMs will be deactivated toward the finish of the registrations exercise, and we would not joke about this. We will implement the law precisely,” she added.

Explanations behind SIM card re-registration ‘unconvincing’ – Franklin Cudjoe

IMANI Africa President, Franklin Cudjoe isn’t persuaded by the reasons government has given for the SIM re-registration practice in Ghana.

Talking on Eyewitness News, Mr. Cudjoe said “the presumption that wrongdoing will naturally stop since we will enlist SIM cards is somewhat fantastical.”

He felt the order was likewise burdening greater part of individuals for very little addition.

“What violations have the large numbers of Ghanaians who have truly enlisted their SIM resolved to be approached to go and yet again register their SIM cards since you need to get a couple of fraudsters?” Mr. Cudjoe inquired.

In his view, fraudsters are fit for being singled out paying little mind to this order for re-registration.

“These fraudsters will be gotten at any rate, so the reasons are not sound,” he said.