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NCA justifies GHc5 charge for self-re-registration App

The National Communications Authority (NCA) has cited justifications for charging those who want to register their SIM cards through the Sim Card re-registration App.

Speaking to the media last Sunday about the extension of the SIM card re-registration date and how the ministry is facilitating self-registration for Sim card users from the comfort of their homes, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful stated that the ministry plans to introduce a self-reregistration App and those who use the App will be charged a fee of GHc5.

Many Ghanaians have criticized this, and some have asked why the GHC5 fee was charged given that the minister did not obtain consent from Parliament.

The charge is optional, as the Communications Minister has been emphasizing, and Parliament is not required to approve it.

The NCA is one of the key parties involved in the SIM card re-registration. They have received criticisms as well.

On Adom TV’s current affairs program The Big Agenda, hosted by Nana Osei Ampofo Adjei, the Director of Consumer and Corporate Affairs at NCA, Nana Dufie Badu, however, stated that the GHc5 being charged for the App registration will be used to pay for the equipment being used to provide for the service.

“We need to pay for the equipment that are being used to assist people in completing registration in the comfort of their own homes. We need to pay for their development, maintenance, and servicing.

Since Nana Badu reiterated that using the self-service App is not required, those who do not want to pay the Ghc5 can visit their service providers to get their SIM cards reregistered.

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