The National Communications Authority (NCA) in Ghana has announced plans to deactivate around 11.1 million active SIM cards by May 31 if they are not registered before the deadline. The affected SIM cards are those that have not started the registration process.

The director general of the NCA, Joe Anokye, exempted some groups, such as Ghanaians on national duties abroad, foreign diplomats, refugees and citizens who have not received their biometric cards yet. The SIM card registration campaign began on October 1, 2021, and has been extended several times due to the low registration rate and the population's lack of biometric identity cards. According to official figures, by April 25, 25 million out of 36.57 million active SIM cards had been registered. The SIM card registration aims to build trust in Ghana's digital ecosystem and support its Digital Transformation Agenda.

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