SIM re-registration: Whose brilliant brainless idea is it to exclude passport as identification? – Imani boss asks


Leader of Imani Africa Mr Franklin Cudjoe, has raised worries against the utilization of the National Identification Card as the main type of distinguish in the SIM card re-enlistment work out.


The half year practice is booked to start today, Friday, October 1.


It is relied upon to take information from all SIM card clients the nation over.

The National ID card, the Ghana Card, is the main report of distinguishing proof for the activity.

Reporting this early last month, Minister of Communications and Digitalisation Ursula Owusu-Ekuful said the activity has been required because of the expanded utilization of correspondence administrations since the development of the Covid-19 pandemic and to work with E-instruction, among others.


“Just the National ID card, the Ghana card, given to an individual will be utilized for enlistment of SIM cards of residents, unfamiliar inhabitants in Ghana and outsiders remaining in Ghana for over 90 days.”

She added: “Outsiders visiting Ghana can procure a SIM card utilizing the identification or travel card however they can just utilize the SIM card for 30 days after which it will be deactivated.

“Outsiders meaning to utilize the SIM card for over 30 days would need to get a non-resident Ghana card to do as such.”

A limit of 10 SIM cards can be enrolled by an individual and they ought not be under 15 years old.

Remarking on this in a Facebook post, Mr Cudjoe said “Anyway, whose splendid brainless thought is it to say that travel papers are not genuine IDs for the unnecessary SIM re-enrollment work out?

“In case there are phony SIM cards in the framework, how is that the getting along of those great many us who enrolled before honestly? Shouldn’t the Telcos be approached to distinguish and impede those phony cards?

“Precisely how might the National ID card being the sole character prerequisite for a RE-REGISTRATION of all SIM cards forestall the penetration of fakes? Nor can any ID really do as such? Things being what they are, on the off chance that we as a whole yield and once again register, we won’t have counterfeit IDs, of all time? What’s more, in case there are fakes soon, we as a whole get asked to re-enroll once more? What is this?”

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