The Minister of Communication, Ursula Owusu Ekuful, says the registration of mobile SIM cards is expected to begin on 1st October 2021.
The exercise, which will last for six months, will end on 31st March 2022.
Why must we register our numbers?
SIM card registration is intended to:
- Help law enforcement agencies to identify the mobile phone SIM card owners;
- Track criminals who use phones for illegal activities;
- Curb other negative incidents such as; loss of phone through theft, nuisance/hate text messages, fraud, threats and inciting violence, and;
- Help service providers (network operators) know their customers better
Any SIM which is not registered at the end of this exercise will be blocked, according to the Minister.