Deadline For SIM Registration

By July 2011, all mobile phone users should have registered their sim cards, the National Communications Authority (NCA) has announced. Subscribers, who fail to register their cards by their date, would not be able to use their phones. Announcing this at a press soiree organized by the NCA in Accra on Friday, to interact with the media on the importance of registering sim cards, Mr. Emmanuel Owusu Adansi, NCAs Director of Special Projects said “all customers should endeavour to register their chips to get their lines activated before July 1”. The registration, he said would improve security for phone users and expose crooks, adding that it was important therefore, to give the right information to help in the registration process of individual chips. He called on parents to ensure that their children’s phones were registered. The Managing Director of NCA, Mr. Bernard Forson Jnr., said registration was essential for economic and social purposes. Ms. Mawuena Dumor, Manager of Corporate Affairs of MTN Ghana, in an interview with the Times newspaper described the exercise as laudable and called on stakeholders to cooperate with the NCA to make it a success.