The Ministry of Communications says extending the sim card registration to December 31st is not an option.
According to the Deputy Minister of Communications Ama Pomaa Boateng, the telecommunication companies are working with a timetable hence the need to end the registration in July.
She further expressed worry that public interest in the exercise has waned.
The Deputy Minister made the statement at the world telecommunication society day in Accra.
The deadline for the registration of Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards was extended to July 31, 2022.
A statement dated March 22, 2022, signed and issued by the Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful said the extension of the deadline is to “ensure that every eligible SIM card is captured and we produce a credible database by the end of the exercise.”
The Deputy Minister explained that the Ministry is worried over the low participation in the re-registration exercise.
She said there was pressure for them to extend the deadline due to several factors, including the fact that several Ghanaians did not have their Ghana card for the exercise.
She hinted at advocacy to ensure that those who were yet to register did so.
”We beg everyone to within this time frame make sur4e that your sim is registered otherwise there might not be any extension for you to register,” she added.