Government’s launch of the nationwide re-registration of sim cards using the Ghana card starts tomorrow, October 1st, 2021
We bring you the steps involved in re-registering your sim card before the deadline to prevent the possibility of losing your number.
Step 1: Dial *404#
Step 2: Enter Ghana Card Pin. Note: Enter letters and figures without the hyphens
Step 3: Confirm Ghana Card Pin
Step 4: Enter Surname
Step 5: Enter First Name(s)
Step 6: Enter Date of Birth (DDMMYY)
Step 7: Select Sex
Step 8: Confirm Details
Step 9: Submit details provided after confirmation
If successful, you get a confirmation message with a unique code
If unsuccessful due to wrong details, you have 3 attempts to answer security questions
If unsuccessful due to verification failure at the National Identification Authority (NIA), you will be informed to contact the NIA
Visit your service provider (Agent or Customer Care) to complete this stage of the registration
Speaking on the need for a nationwide re-registration of sim cards, Mrs Ursula Owusu, minister of communication and digitisation said the initiative is to help curb criminal and fraudulent activities in the country
“SIM registration, when undertaken correctly as we intend to do, will reduce or eliminate fraudulent and criminal activities, help authorities ascertain the accurate number of valid and accurate SIMs on the networks, enable operators to build better demographics of their customer base and help them develop products and services to suit the various groupings” she said.
MTN, Vodafone, AirtelTigo, Glo, Busy, Surfline Subscribers are eligible to register or re-register their SIM Cards before May 2022 as SIM Cards not registered will be permanently blocked.