Only 33.6% of Ghanaians have linked their SIMs to their Ghana Cards; Extension is not an option.

Only 33.6% of Ghanaians have linked their SIMs to their Ghana Cards

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The deadline for linking the Ghana card is set to the 31st of July 2022. Three days now from now.

The linking of phone numbers to Ghana card was initially set to end on the 31st of March 2022 but it was extended.

Per statistics at hand, only 14,102,670 out of 41,685,575 people have completed the re-registration exercise.

The finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta while delivering the Mid-Year Budget review this week indicated that the National SIM Card Re-registration process which commenced on 1st October, 2021 has seen less than 50% of the target

“Out of a total number of 41,685,575 mobile subscriptions, 23,184,601 SIM cards were successfully linked to the Ghana Card of which 14,102,670 completed the re-registration as at 29th June, 2022.”

Earlier, the National Identification Authority (NIA) said the backlog of unprinted cards, uncollected cards and multi-applications, warrants an extension of the deadline of the SIM re-registration exercise which led to a 3-month extension.

The Head of Administration and Human Resources at the NIA, Cecilia Erzuah believes that the extension should be to the end of the year but Communication Minister Ursula Owusu has said her stance remains unchanged.

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