The Minister for Communications and Digitalisation, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful says a self-service SIM Registration App will be ready for commercial launch on Tuesday, August 2, 2022.
This app is to aid in dealing with some of the challenges associated with the ongoing SIM re-registration exercise.
Addressing a press briefing today in Accra, the Minister said each registration via the app which will be available for download on both android and IOS this week will be subject to a GH¢5 surcharge.
“The Self-Service SIM Registration App will be ready for commercial launch 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,” she said.
Meanwhile, the SIM card re-registration exercise which was scheduled to end on Sunday, July 31, 2022, has been extended to September 30, 2022.
According to Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, “Upon consultation with the industry and in view of the challenges enumerated above, I have very reluctantly decided to grant a conditional extension. The programme will be extended to 30th September to end on the anniversary of its commencement.”
“That will give us one full year of SIM registration. It will be reviewed at the end of this month and any SIM that has not been fully registered by the end of August will be barred from receiving certain services including voice and data services,” she added.