The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has said Ghanaians will soon re-register their SIM cards with the GhanaCard as part of measures to help formalise the Ghanaian economy.
He said the government’s decision to formalise the economy has made it necessary for the various identity cards to be brought under one umbrella.
The re-registration exercise, which is expected to commence between June and July this year, will soon be announced by the Minister for Communications and Digitalisation.
The Vice President, who made this known at the 5th CEO Summit in Accra, said the SIM registration exercise is aimed at helping curb activities such as SIM box and MOMO fraud.
Vice President Bawumia said a six months grace period has been earmarked to get all Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) numbers re-registered with the Ghana Card.
The exercise is to add to the country’s central database with unique IDs.
The process of registration can be done on one’s phone and does not require a visit to a Telco outlet. It can easily be done by dialing a dedicated USSD Code.
Furthermore, Ghanaians, without the Ghana Card, can obtain the cards from the NIA offices for free across the about 260 Districts from July.
Rex Mainoo Yeboah, ISD