Ghana Gives Subscribers Another Month to Register SIM Cards
Published on: 9th Mar 2012
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By: Ian Mansfield
Ghana's telecoms regulator has given mobile subscribers an additional month to rectify incomplete SIM card registration data before their accounts are cut off.
Last Saturday marked the end of the deadline for the registration of SIM cards in the country. SIM cards that were not registered have already been cut off, but there are a number of registrations that were not completed correctly.
"Such persons are to rectify whatever anomalies thereof, or they will have their SIMs deactivated just as those who have not registered at all," the Deputy Director of Communications and Consumer Services at the NCA, Mr Mawuko Zormelo, advised.
Part of the difficulty comes from the process of verifying Passport or Driving License data with government records. There have been complaints that the government agencies had been slow to respond to requests for information.