Government says the ongoing re-registration exercise is not limited to users who use their SIM cards for regular call and data services.

According to Communication Minister, the National Communication Authority (NCA) started an initiative to rope in Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) a week ago.

However, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful says barely 2% of the users worldwide have been captured in the system.

“The BWAs commenced registration barely a week ago and have only been able to register just about 2% of their subscribers as at Friday 29th July,“ she said.

She made this comment at a press briefing in Accra on Sunday.

Addressing journalists, Mrs Owusu-Ekuful also noted that many consumers who use data-only SIMS “have also not been registered…”

“…and my information is that their owners were not aware they also needed to be registered,” the Minister added.

Meanwhile, the SIM card re-registration exercise has been extended to September 30, 2022.

Many people have been struggling to re-register their cards as required by the Ministry of Communication and Digitalisation.

The Exercise was scheduled to end on Sunday, July 31, 2022.

However, speaking at a press briefing on Sunday, the Communications and Digitalisation Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, said the extension followed consultations with industry stakeholders.

“Upon consultation with the industry and in view of the challenges enumerated above, I have very reluctantly decided to grant a conditional extension. The programme will be extended to 30th September to end on the anniversary of its commencement.”

“That will give us one full year of SIM registration. It will be reviewed at the end of this month and any SIM that has not been fully registered by the end of August will be barred from receiving certain services including voice and data services,” she said