Ghana planning SIM re-registration

18 Feb 2021

The Ghanaian government has revealed plans to implement a SIM re-registration programme as part of efforts to increase security and combat the criminal use of technology, reports GhanaWeb. Minister for Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, informed the parliament’s Appointments Committee that the government has decided to ’revisit the SIM registration regime, to do and do it properly’, adding that previous efforts had been hindered by the lack of suitable ID cards. The government had announced plans in October 2019 to stage a re-registration programme in the first half of 2020, with subscribers required to present the new national ID card, but this was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Minister stressed that customers who have already duly registered their SIMs will only have to verify the registration with their network operator.