Ghana to block millions of unregistered Sim Cards by End Month

Written by on October 18, 2022

The Ghanaian authorities will block about 10 million Sim cards by the end of this month as the registration window draws to a close.

Reports gathered say, the communications authority and industry regulator will on 31 October disconnect data and voice services of unverified cards after a year of nationwide registration campaign.

In July, the communication authority extended the deadline for verification by two months to allow Ghanaians and non-citizens resident in Ghana to link their identity cards to their Sim cards and complete the registration process.

The authorities revealed that by the 4th of October, about 19 million Sim cards were fully registered, representing about 45% of all the cards issued.

Meanwhile, Ghanaian government says the aim of the Sim registration exercise is to protect users against fraud and ensure digital security.


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