Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram Constituency, Samuel Nettey George how advised Ghanaian who can get the Ghana card to register them SIM cards.
His admonition was posted on his social media handles referencing a video in which Communication and Digitalization Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, is announcing an extension of the SIM re-registration exercise late last month.
The Member of Parliament who is part of ‘the stubborn academy’ a group who oppose the sim card registration timelines dismissed the Ministers assertion that those who don’t register their SIM will be disconnected.
“I can RELUCTANTLY & CONFIDENTLY state that the threat that you would pay more for telecoms services after today if you haven’t registered your SIM card has fallen flat.
However, the Member of Parliament advised Ghanaians who are yet to register their SIM to get their Ghana Card and do so.
“That said, if you have the opportunity, go and register for your Ghana Card and the SIM card. Cheers,” the MP known to be part of the ‘stubborn academy’ posted.
Ursula Owusu-Ekuful late last month extended a SIM re-registration deadline stating that she was giving the very final deadline after which operators will be ordered to block unregistered SIMs.
The Minister announced whilst granting a conditional extension of the Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards registration exercise said it will now end on September 30, 2022 – without fail.
A self-help app has been released on Play Store since last week. It will cost a user GHC5 to go through the second and final stage of their SIM registration by themselves.
The opposition National Democratic Congress, NDC, Sam George’s party, has strongly kicked against the sole use of the Ghana Card as an identification document for continuous voter registration.