Re-registration of mobile SIM cards is set to commence today, Friday, October 1, 2021, across the country. The exercise is expected to run six months, with the deadline set for March 31, 2022.
The registration, according to the government, is intended to cleanse the country’s online of fraudsters, as well as to monitor and track down people who use their phones for illicit purposes.
To register their SIM cards, users would need the National Identification Card, often known as the Ghana card.
As a result, any SIM card that is not registered before the end of the exercise will be disabled.
SIM re-registration steps:
Dial the shortcode *404#
Enter Ghana Card Pin (Note: Enter letters and figures without hyphens)
Confirm Ghana Card Pin
Enter First Name(s)
Enter Date of Birth (Format: DDMMYYYY)
Submit Details Provided After Confirmation
- If successful, you will get a confirmation message with a unique code
- If unsuccessful due to wrong details, you have 3 attempts to answer security questions
A second stage of the registration process requires that users visit the office of their telecom service providers.