“Focus on making internet better and cheaper and stop threatening to block people’s SIM cards” — Ras Mubarak tells Ursula Owusu

Former Member of Parliament(MP) for Kumbungu Constituency, Ras Mubarak has asked the Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu to focus on making internet service in the country better and halt threatening to block unregistered SIM cards of Ghanaians.

The deadline for re-registration of SIM cards is today, September 30, 2020 and persons who fail to register are at risk of losing their SIM cards.

According to Mr. Mubarak, the Communications Minister should concentrate on making internet services in Ghana better and cheaper and stop threatening to block unregistered SIM cards.

“Communications Minister Ursula Owusu should be focusing on making internet better and cheaper and not threatening to block people’s SIM cards. Internet in Ghana is crap and expensive. Ghanaians deserve better,” he wrote on Facebook.

The re-registration of SIM cards originally began on October 1, 2021 and ended on March 31, 2022. But the Ministry extended it to July 31, 2022 and later September 30, because most Ghanaians were yet to obtain their Ghana card.

The Ghana card is the only national identification card that can be used for the SIM registration.

The Communications Ministry say over 12 million Ghanaians have so far linked their Ghana cards to their SIM Cards.

Meanwhile, over 15.7 million Ghanaians currently have received their Ghana cards, the Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority (NIA), Prof. Kenneth Agyemang Attafuah, disclosed.