Unregistered SIM cards to be deactivated on November 30 – Ursula

Ursula Owusu

Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister for Communications and digitalization, has stated that unregistered SIM cards and those that have not been completely registered will be deactivated on November 30, 2022.

On Wednesday, November 30, 2022, SIM cards that have been linked to Ghana Cards but have not yet completed the second step of registration will be totally disabled.

This was disclosed in a statement released on Friday, November 11 by Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the minister of communications and digitalization.

She stated that a statement would be made regarding steps to allow people without Ghana Cards to register their SIM cards. This is anticipated to happen after ongoing conversations are finished, she said.

“One key reason why some of those who have linked phone numbers to Ghana Cards have been unable to complete the bio capture of stage two is because they used other people’s cards to link their numbers. This includes vendors who used the cards of others without the knowledge or consent of the card owners.”

“Their inability to complete phase two attests to the robustness of the authentication process designed into the SIM registration architecture. It will flush out all fakes. You cannot use someone else’s Ghana Card to register your SIM.”

According to the Communication Minister, Ursula Owusu, Unregistered SIM cards are set to be deactivated on November 30.

Also in other news…

Last year, Twitter officially announced it was opening its premier office in Africa and chose Ghana for its operations.

As the recent Twitter drama intensifies, the new CEO of Twitter, Elon Musk, has sacked Twitter staff in Ghana.

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The tech company sacked if not all, most of its staff in Ghana just after a week world billionaire Elon Musk took ownership of the company.

In a 20-member team in Ghana, just one person was left ‘unscathed’.

Emails containing the termination of employment were sent to employees’ personal email accounts, other than their work addresses since they have been denied access to those account way before their termination of employment was announced.

The content of the email read that the former staff of twitter in Ghana are barred from contacting or dealing with any customers, clients, authorities, banks, suppliers or other employees of the company. They are hereby required to inform the company if a contact from a client is made to them.

The letter spelt out to the affected staff that their last day at work will be December 4, and further warned them against looking for any other employment prior to December 4, 2022.

 

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