- Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has added her voice to calls for the registration of sim cards
- She said all sim cards that are not re-registered as directed by December 2021, will be blocked
- The sector Minister in charge of the Communication and Digitisation ministry said the exercise is part of measures to clamp down on cyber crimes
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The re-registration of sim cards as announced by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia sparked a whole lot of discussions on social media.
The sector Minister in charge of the Communication and Digitisation ministry, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has added her voice to calls for the re-registration of sim cards.
Ursula has warned that all sim cards that are not re-registered as directed by December 2021, will be blocked.
In a Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh, she revealed that the exercise is part of measures to clamp down on cyber crimes.
According to her, most cyber criminals are hiding behind the anonymity of digital systems to commit unpardonable acts.
She said plans are far advanced to make the National Identification card (Ghana Card) the only national identity card for all identification and business purposes in the country.
Some Ghanaians gave varied reactions to the post she shared on the blockage of sim cards if not re-registered by December 2021.
Below are some comments;
Muhammad U Mansaray believes it is a good initiative.
Good initiative, my friend lost ¢600 thru those fraudsters
Wiafe Kimono said this is all about taxation and nothing else.
This is all about taxation and nothing else... stop faking this cybercrime thing...
Gh Mario believes it will not stop the cyber crime.
this will not stop the fraudsters and robbery....and if i may ask what of the voters id card we did is it for only voting because we dont see any use of it
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia had stated that government will soon begin a SIM card re-registration exercise.
The exercise is expected to commence latest by June and the primary document required for that purpose is the National Identification card.
The vice president made the disclosure at the ongoing 5th Ghana CEO summit in Accra.
Dr. Bawumia warned that anyone who fails to take part in the re-registration of the SIM card with the National Identification card risks losing his or her SIM card.
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