Persons who have not registered their SIM cards will be barred from receiving certain services, including all outgoing voice calls and data services, from today, September 5, 2022.
This was the decision by the National Communications Authority (NCA) after it held extensive engagements with telecommunications companies operating in the country.
The Authority in a statement explained the move forms part of punitive actions ahead of the SIM registration deadline which takes effect on September 30, 2022.
The NCA however reiterated that persons who fail to register their SIM cards before the September 30 deadline will have their numbers blocked permanently.
Meanwhile, Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful on Sunday, July 31, 2022, announced an extension to the deadline for the SIM re-registration exercise to September 30, 2022.
Addressing journalists at a press conference, the minister said the extension had become necessary owing to the teething challenges for registrants who are yet to be issued or acquired their national identifications cards.