- Lydia Forson is questioning the impending SIM card re-registration exercise
- Vice President Bawumia disclosed that the exercise will begin in June 2021
- He added that those who don't re-register their SIM will lose their number
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Actress Lydia Forson is questioning the necessity of the SIM card re-registration exercise as announced by Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, the Vice President of Ghana.
Speaking at the 5th Ghana CEO summit in Accra, Bawumia stated that the government will in June 2021 begin an exercise to re-register the SIM card of every Ghanaian.
Lydia Forson questions Vice-Prez. Bawumia's SIM card re-registration exercise. Photo source: user-generated
Forson seems not to agree with the decision to implement the policy. In a tweet seen by YEN.com.gh, she shared her objection to the idea with a question: "Why?"
Why you say?..... so they can introduce another tax to us. The 9th new tax component" joked Kingsley Zaato.
"It will help him fix the nation and to add to the good things they are doing, 1district 1 factory no ebi ni Oo minua," commented Mister Shemy.
According to the earlier report by YEN.com.gh, 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.
“…Everybody will have to register their SIM with a National ID number,” stated Bawumia.
Meanwhile, popular Ghanaian twin photographers, Twins Dnt Beg, have been called out over claims that they were fired as President Akufo-Addo’s professional photographers.
The twins said they were employed at the presidency in 2016 when Akufo-Addo won the power to become president. However, just a year later in 2017, they were fired over a photo that got the public ridiculing the president.
In sharp contrast, a videographer at the presidency, Francis Clottey, has rubbished the claims and said the twins have never been official photographers at the presidency.
Clottey mentioned the name of another photographer, Kojo Annan Kyeremeh, who has been working as the president’s official photographer for over 15 years.
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