All unregistered SIM cards will be blocked by December - Ursula Owusu

Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister of Communication and Digitisation has disclosed that Ghanaians who fail to re-register their SIM cards will be blocked by the end of December 2021.

Ursula Owusu

According to her, "It has become imperative that we clamp down on cybercriminals hiding behind the anonymity of digital systems to commit antisocial acts, and the Sim re-registration exercise is a key part of that campaign."

"All SIM cards and SIM-enabled devices would be re-registered from June and end in December. All unregistered sims will be blocked.

"Plans are far advanced to make the National Identification card (Ghana Card) the only national identity card for all identification and business purposes," she said.

In a Facebook post, the Minister noted that her Ministry "is also working to improve access to connectivity across the country with rural telephony and digital inclusion projects which will see the construction of 2016 solar-powered cell sites in unserved and underserved rural communities."


The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has stated that the Minister for Communication and Digitalization will between June and July announce the re-registration of all SIM cards in use in Ghana as part of measures to help in the formalization of the Ghanaian economy. He stated this during a speech at the 5th CEO Summit in Accra, where he was a guest of honour.

The Vice President noted that the SIM registration exercise is aimed at helping curb activities such as SIM box and momo fraud.

The government's decision to formalize the Ghanaian economy has made it necessary for the various identity cards to be brought under one umbrella.


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 our 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



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