Accept passport, drivers license others for SIM card re-registration – Minority to Govt

The Minority in parliament has described as tunnel-visioned government’s six-month ultimatum for the re-registration of sim cards by Ghanaians.

The caucus has demanded the immediate withdrawal of the threat of deactivation of SIM cards after re-registration exercise describing the move as illegal.

It has also asked for the inclusion of other ID cards for the registration.

In a statement Tuesday, deputy ranking member for the communications committee Sam George argued the way and manner the exercise is being rolled out could be counterproductive.

The Ningo-Prampram MP disclosed the minority caucus is in consultation with lawyers for legal action against the government over the exercise.

The minority has recommended “the immediate withdrawal of the threat of deactivation of valid SIM cards by March 2022, the scrapping of the physical visit to an agent of a service provider for authentication of the registration document.”

Other recommendations are “an integrated referencing of databases of the Passport Office, DVLA, NHIA and SSNIT with the NIA database whose cards were used largely as primary
registration documents for previous SIM registrations.”

“The use of Passports, Driver’s License and Voter’s ID cards to allow for the
inclusion of more Ghanaians in the registration process.”


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