Sam George: 'Breakthrough, Voter's ID Card can now be used to register SIM cards'
The Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Sam Nartey George has claimed that the advocacy for the Ministry of Communications to amend the guidelines for the registration of SIM cards has received some good news and that Voter's ID cards can now be accepted as a document for the registration of SIM cards.
"There is currently no medium for registration with Voters ID in the current SIM registration exercise; Ghana Card remains the only ID."
"What was rather discussed at a SIM registration technical meeting yesterday [November 4, 2022] was updating the SIM registration App to allow a temporal use of Voters ID; that development effort will take several weeks if not months to complete – and the deep dive technical discussions on the integration effort with the MNOs/BWAs have not even been held."
The NCA said, "A similar effort with Passport integration has taken more than three months and counting and still not complete."
"If necessary, the general public will be duly informed when both integration efforts are complete as well as the modalities and conditions of use.
"To reiterate, Ghana Card remains the only ID for the current SIM registration exercise," the NCA added.
The ministry said it is not extending the September 30, 2022 deadline.The Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation is not extending the September 30, 2022 deadline.
Good morning Fellow Ghanaians
I hope you are coping with the current challenges we are faced with as a people. I bring at least some good news.Our struggles have yielded success. We have had a breakthrough. I can reliably inform you that the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation Ghana has finally seen wisdom in our position.On this note, I urge everyone who has not registered yet to take advantage of this new development and register your SIM cards. I would be supporting a deadline with this new arrangement. You certainly will have a Voter's ID if you do not have a Ghana Card.
The people's power is always greater than the people in power. Let's go my people!
Good morning Fellow Ghanaians. Finally @UrsulaOw has given in to the power and will of the people. This is our collective victory. Now, we would step out to register our SIMs. The people's power is always greater than the people in power. Let's go my people!ߦᰟ⪰߇찟筰 pic.twitter.com/eOiZcjx1TT— Sam 'Dzata' George (@samgeorgegh) November 5, 2022