There will be no extension of SIM card registration again – Ursula

The Minister advised Ghanaians and everyone else who hasn’t registered their SIM cards to take advantage of the current chance before it expires on July 31, 2022.

At a National Communications Authority (NCA) conference in Kumasi, she made this statement.

Since the deadline of July 31, 2022, won’t be extended, she used this chance to implores everyone who hasn’t registered their SIM cards to do so.

She said that the effort will ultimately assist Ghana in creating a reliable and secure SIM Card database.

“Most individuals use their mobile devices to access the internet. We have to make sure they do so securely. This SIM registration activity is one of the steps the government is taking in that direction. We must make it harder for the crooks who hack our systems and swindle us through several internet channels to operate. Essentially, it emphasizes the idea that this exercise would make it possible to create a subscriber database with integrity, protecting customers from fraud and scams, she said.


SIM card re-registration initially ran from October 1, 2021, through March 31, 2022. However, because the majority of Ghanaians had not yet received their Ghana cards, the Ministry extended it until July 31, 2022.

The only national identity card that may be used to register a SIM is the Ghana card.

According to the Communications Ministry, nearly 12 million Ghanaians have connected their SIM cards to their Ghana cards as of this writing.

According to Prof. Kenneth Agyemang Attafuah, Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority (NIA), over 15.7 million Ghanaians have already gotten their Ghana cards as of Thursday, July 21.

According to statistics that Prof. Attafuah has access to, 16,969,034 people have registered for the Ghana Card, and as of today, about 16,535,623 cards have been manufactured.

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