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0ver 8million SIM Cards blocked – Ursula Owusu



Over 8 million unregistered SIM Cards have been blocked following the rollout of punitive measures by the Ministry of Communication and Digitalisation and the National Communications Authority, sector minister Ursula Owusu has revealed.

Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the 14th ITU Kaleidoscope event, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful said those who are yet to re-register their SIM cards must do so to help in weeding out criminals who take advantage of the internet’s anonymity to defraud others.

“Those who have linked their SIM cards to their Ghana card in the first phase of the registration exercise, but have not gone on to conclude the registration exercise by doing the biometric capture phase, are those whose SIMs have been blocked.

“It is important that we do this because without the security of our devices we are all at risk. There are fraudsters and criminals out there who are using the anonymity of the internet and social media to defraud others, and we need to ensure that no one can hide behind this anonymity.”

Several people on Monday thronged various registration centres of their telecommunication networks to have their SIMs re-registered after they were blocked.

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