Gov’t will extend deadline for SIM re-registration – Sam George

Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, Ursula Owusu-Ekukful (Right) and Sam George
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Ningo Prampram Member of Parliament Samuel Nartey George has said the decision by the government not to extend the deadline for the SIM reregistration is mere talk.

He said the deadline will be extended.

The Minister of Communications and Digitalization, Madam Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, served notice that the deadline remains July 31.

It was earlier pushed forward from 31st March to 31st July.

“More time will be required to update the SIM Registration App for the registration of diplomats, while a Self-Service SIM Registration App is also being developed to facilitate registration of SIM cards for Ghanaians resident abroad.

“This will be operational by mid-April,” a statement issued by Madam Owusu-Ekuful said on Tuesday, March 22.

Addressing a forum in Kumasi on Friday July 22, she appealed to all persons who are yet to re-register their cards to do so before the deadline.

“I therefore appeal to them to do so before the 31st of July,” she said.

But speaking on the Key Points on TV3 Saturday July 30, Sam George said “What she said in Kumasi is just talk, it is not true, she will extend it.”

Sam George further noted that some persons are unable to link their Ghana Card to the SIM. When they attempt to do, they receive the invalid input notification, a problem he said is due to system inefficiency.

Also, he said, there are long queues at the registration centers making it cumbersome for people to register.

“You haven’t resolved all these and you are going to punish them for your inefficiency, is that not arbitrary? Is that not capricious?” He asked on the Key Points on TV3 Saturday July 30.

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana

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