The Ministry states that the fact that certain SIM Cards are not currently blocked does not mean that the September deadline will be postponed.
The Ministry claimed in a statement distributed to the media that people who haven’t registered their sims are essentially living on borrowed time.
“All SIM Cards that have been linked to Ghana Cards (i.e. completed Stage 1 registration), but have not completed their Stage 2 registration will be blocked from the end of October.
“This is not an extension of the deadline, but a temporary moratorium to encourage these individuals to complete the process. If they face any peculiar challenges, they should contact the NCA
“These good people have the Ghana card, have started the process, and will be encouraged to complete it with this gentle reminder. All other unregistered SIMs will also be blocked progressively,” the statement said
According to the statement, these Cards are over 28 million
“28,959,006 SIM Cards have been linked to Ghana Cards (Stage 1 registration); representing 67.28% of the 42,749,662 total SIM cards issued nationally.”
Around 18 million SIM cards have been fully registered in the meantime. These SIM Cards underwent a two-step procedure.
This represents 44.28% of the nation’s SIM cards that are currently active.
“18,930,664 SIM Cards have been fully registered (Completed both Stages 1 and 2) – representing 44.28% of the total SIM cards issued. This equates to 69.64% of all Stage 1 registrations,” the Ministry said.