The number of people queuing to register their SIM cards has reduced at the premises of telecommunication service providers in Kumasi.

This is after the registration exercise which was to end last month was extended for two months.

At the MTN office at Ayigya, the number of person who have queued for the SIM registration had reduced significantly compared to what was observed a week to the July 31 deadline.

Many seats created for the persons who seek the service daily were not occupied.

Nonetheless, the service provider has stepped up efforts to get all persons at the premises registered.

Majority of the staff at the office had been deployed to facilitate the process to get SIM cards registered.

Low turnout at centres in Kumasi after SIM re-registration deadline extension

“There were issues with my Ghana card so I couldn’t register my SIM. The correction is yet to be made but I have come for the SIM to be registered so that when the mistake in my name is rectified, we can go through this again,” Charles Anning is a customer of MTN.

Maame Ama who had queued for the exercise says, “I got myself a new SIM card so I had to come and register it. But other people are having issues getting the Ghana Card so they can’t register their SIM cards and my husband is one of such people”.

Low turnout at centres in Kumasi after SIM re-registration deadline extension

The office of Vodafone at the Kumasi Mall is also recording fewer numbers.

Though the time used in registering SIM cards has reduced, it looks like many have refused to show up for the service.