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Your decision to de-activate unregistered SIM cards by March 2022 will not hold – Minority warns Majority

Your decision to de-activate unregistered SIM cards by March 2022 will not hold

The Minority in Parliament is demanding that the danger of deactivating all SIM cards that have not been re-registered by March 2022 be removed immediately.

The legislation that supports SIM registration, according to Deputy Ranking Member on the Communications Committee, Sam George, does not make the Ghana Card the sole card for registration purposes.

On October 1, 2021, SIM cards were re-registered with the Ghana Card.

Sam George, speaking to the press in Parliament, urged that passports, driver’s licenses, and voter ID cards be used as forms of identity throughout the registration process.

“In Ghana, the current legislation that supports SIM registration is the Ll 2006, which was passed by Parliament in 2011.” The registration that took place in 2012 was made possible by this legislation. The Ghana Card is not required to be linked to activating SIM cards under this Legislation Instrument.”

“The National Identification Authority Act, 2006 (Act 707) and Ll 2111, which introduces the use of the Ghana Card as the primary document for the registration of SIM cards and bank accounts, among other things, cannot be applied retroactively to SIM cards that were legally and legitimately registered under the previous LI 2006.” The Ghana Card is required to be used in Section 7 of LI 2111, although it is not the only card that may be used to register.”

Professor Attafuah said passports lack the legitimacy of Ghana Cards, despite protests and queries about why passports and other ID cards are being accepted for identification in the SIM re-registration procedure.

In an interview, he stated, “A passport is a primary document for demonstrating your citizenship and eligibility to travel across borders, but…there is a limit.”

Prof. Attafuah also pointed out that the Ghana Card registration process demonstrated why passports could not be trusted completely.

“There were persons who went to registration centers with Ghana passports but were denied the ability to register since it was discovered that they were not Ghanaians during interrogation.”

“It can be discovered to have been obtained through unethical ways, and you cannot rely on it,” the NIA director continued.

Prof. Attefuah further stated that nearly 15 million Ghanaians have signed up for the Ghana Card, accounting for 84.3 percent of the population aged 15 and up.

“At the end of the day, we have 84.3 percent of the people aged 15 and up enrolled. As a result, we have surpassed the NIA governing board’s aim in this regard. It’s also true that among those aged 15 and up, some have yet to register, but those who have registered but have yet to receive their cards will do so soon.”

Sam George speaks on SIM card registration

Sam George speaks on SIM card registration

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