The government says it has observed that the number of people who re-register their SIM cards on a daily basis has dropped.
Deputy Minister of Communications and Digitalization, Ama Pomaa Boateng while speaking in an interview with TV3 on Tuesday May 17 appealed to the public to make it a priority to register before the deadline.
She said extending the deadline is no longer an option.
“There was so much pressure for us to extend it, people said they were waiting for their IDs to be ready before they can get it. So with all of those things we extended the deadline.
“We also realized that the number of people that register on a daily basis has also dropped, so we are going to intensify the advocacy once again. The fact that it has been extended doesn’t mean you should wait till 30th then you go and look for your IDs to go and register,” she said.
The deadline for the SIM card re-registration was pushed forward from 31st March to 31st July.
“More time will be required to update the SIM Registration App for the registration of diplomats, while a Self-Service SIM Registration App is also being developed to facilitate registration of SIM cards for Ghanaians resident abroad.
“This will be operational by mid-April,” a statement issued by Minister of Communications and Digitalization, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful said on Tuesday, March 22.