The Minister mentioned that Ghanaians who fail to link and register SIMs by August ending will be barred from receiving certain services of the Telco. The services include Voice and Data Services. Again, the minister boldly mentioned that it will very expensive to use unregistered Sims. It is however difficult to understand what expensive in this context will mean. The Minister encouraged all Ghanaians to take advantage of this new deadline.
Today, the Chief Executive Officer of the Telecommunication Chamber, Ken Ashigbey has made a very bold declaration. He lamented at the rate at which the SIM card registration has fallen. It was estimated that there has been an over 90 percent reduction in the registration process. It is for that reason why Ken Ashigbey boldly declared that effective this week or next week, all those who have not registered their SIM cards yet will be barred from making and receiving calls. He explained that whenever such people make the calls, they will be notified to register their SIM cards before their calls will be able and made to go through.
“I am sure in the coming days we are going to see some measures as the Minister had said which include the prevention of people who have not registered their SIM cards from making calls for some time. Thus, when such people make calls, they will be notified to go and register their SIM Cards so that as time goes on near, it will become more punitive”