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Communications minister to appear before court today June 8



Communications minister to appear before court today June 8

Minister of Communications and Digitalization, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, is scheduled to appear before Parliament on Thursday, June 8, to provide detailed information regarding the SIM card re-registration process.

After the May 31 deadline for the exercise, over 8 million subscribers, including the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, had their SIM cards deactivated.

During a parliamentary session, Sam Nartey George, the Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, expressed concern about the deactivation of SIM cards, which was caused by delays in the issuance of Ghana Cards by the National Identification Authority.

He emphasized that this has had an adverse impact on people’s livelihoods, as their mobile money funds have become inaccessible.

The SIM card re-registration campaign began on October 1, 2021, and was initially supposed to conclude on March 31, 2022. The Ghana Card, issued by the National Identification Authority, is the only accepted document for the registration process.

However, due to difficulties faced by individuals in obtaining the Ghana Card, the National Communications Authority (NCA) extended the registration deadline multiple times until May 31, 2023, which was communicated as the final deadline.

Approximately 7.4 million mobile money accounts, with a total value of GH¢200 million, have not been registered and have subsequently been deactivated.

Source: AdomOnline

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