Re-register your SIM or lose your mobile number - Ursula

Re-register your SIM or lose your mobile number - Ursula

- Minister of communications has announced that mobile phone users have up to June 30, 2020, to re-register their SIM

- Ursula Owusu Ekuful said the move is a way for the government to monitor and track down activities of criminals

- The ministry has also tasked the telcos to stop the expiry of data and voice bundles

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Mobile phone users are to re-register their SIM numbers (Subscriber Identity Module) from January 1, 2020, to June 30, 2020, or forfeit their number.

According to the Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu Ekuful, the new directive is to ensure and monitor the activities of bad people.

The minister also revealed that forms for the re-registration process or new SIM cards will be by the approved national biometric identity cards.

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Ursula Ekuful announced the government’s decision to the media on Monday, October 14.

She noted that valid ID cards that will be accepted for the process include Passports, Driver's Licence, SSNIT, and the Ghana Card.

She added that a detailed programme will be rolled out by the National Communications Authority, and will be conducted with the telecommunication companies. 

The ministry earlier also directed telcos to roll over all unused data and voice bundles purchased by customers.

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This will mean unused data and credit will not expire.

All unused data and voice bundles purchased by subscribers do not expire and must be rolled over with the next recharge,” the Ministry said in the statement. earlier reported that the Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMet) has predicted that there would be more rains as the country is in the minor rainy season.

The agency said the volume of rain being experienced across the country in recent times may appear to be abnormal.

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