Minister for Communications, Ursula Owusu- Erkuful has announced that a self-service sim card re-registration app will be launched on Tuesday, August 2, 2022,
The minister said the app will enable the general public to re-register their sim cards in their comfort zones without going to the various operating centers to cue.
Speaking at a press briefing Sunday afternoon in Accra, Ursula Owusu Ekuful said the app will be available for downloads on both android and IOS this week barring any unforeseen circumstances.
According to her, each registration made through the app will be subjected to a GHC5 surcharge.
“The Self-Service Sim Registration App will be ready for commercial lunch on Tuesday 2nd August as Virtual Private Network (VPN) connectivity and Application Programming Interface (API) integration with all MNOs was only completed this weekend due to unavoidable circumstances.”
The minister stressed that the app when launched, adequate time will also be required for “publicly and public education on the use of Self-Service Sim Registration App.”
“The SIM Registration App will be available for download on both android and IOS this week barring any unforeseen circumstances. Each registration via the app will be subject to a 5 cedi surcharge,” Ursula Owusu- Erkuful said.
She noted that the decision follows challenges facing the many Ghanaians during the reregistration exercise. Also, Millions of the general public are yet to receive their Ghana cards which will enable them to do the registration.
She also served notice that non-Ghanaian citizens have up till the end of the year to ensure they use their passports to complete their registration because failure to do so has implications.
“Non-resident Ghanaians who do not have the Ghana card can use their passports to complete the process but will be required to update their details with the Ghana card once they acquire it. They have up till December 2022 to do so. I urge them to comply with these directives and to contact the NCA if they have any peculiar challenges.
“Ghanaians on official assignment outside the country or students on scholarships who cannot acquire the Ghana card by December should contact the NCA,” the minister advised.
Meanwhile, the deadline has been extended to September 30, 2022, to ensure every Ghanaian gets his or her sim card registered.