Ghanaians will soon be able to register their SIM cards from the comfort of their homes, according to Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister of Communications and Digitalization.
She disclosed this in a recent submission she made in response to the growing anxiety of Ghanaians regarding the ongoing SIM re-registration exercise in Ghana.
Recall that the Ministry gave Ghanaians until July 31 to re-register their SIM cards or risk having them permanently deleted.
Long lines formed at registration sites as the deadline drew near since many Ghanaians were unable to register their SIM cards.
Following discussions with stakeholders, the minister announced that in addition to extending the deadline, the Self-Service SIM Registration App would also be released to ensure everything goes smoothly.
The post that she made reads;
“Self-Service SIM Registration App
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.
Adequate time will also be required for publicity and public education on the use of the Self-Service SIM Registration App.
The SIM Registration App will be available for download on both android and IOS this week barring any unforeseen circumstances. Each registration via the app will be subject to a 5 cedi surcharge.”