The Government of Ghana, through the Ministry of Communications and Digitization, has launched a self-service application to facilitate the ongoing exercise of SIM card re-registration.
With the introduction of this initiative, Ghana becomes the first country in the world to acquire a self-service application.
The application called Gh SIM self-registration is available on the Google Play Store and is designed to be easy to use.
The app is to help create a conducive atmosphere and allow the public to re-register their SIM cards in the comfort of their homes without queuing at their network provider’s office.
The app that was released on Friday, August 26, 2022 is said to be moving forward successfully; it is currently available only on Android phones.
Speaking in an interview with Kwami Sefa Kayi on Peace FM morning show “Kokrokoo”, the Director of Corporate and Consumer Affairs of the National Communications Authority (NCA), Nana Defie Badu, has revealed that more than ten thousand Ghanaians have downloaded the app since Friday.
“Over 10,000 people have downloaded the app. Currently, we have around [almost] 2,000 who successfully used the app and completed their registration,” she said.
He explained that before one can complete their registration on the app, they must first have completed stage 1 of their SIM card registration, which involves the person dialing *404# and entering their Ghana card details to generate a unique code. which will be used to successfully complete the self-service application registration.
However, he emphasized that the application it’s not free; users will be charged GHC 5.
“It’s just an alternative way to complete your SIM registration”, he said, adding that those who don’t want to use it still have the option of going to network providers to register their SIM cards.
The app is also available to citizens of Ghana in the diaspora.
“For now, the app uses the Ghana Card. So those abroad who have their Ghana Card can use the self-service app to complete registration,” she said.
Nana Defie Badu asked people with problems using the app to contact 0800110622.
“We have people available weekdays and weekends from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. who take complaints and show people what to do,” she assured.
Source: Ameyaw Adu Gyamfi/Peacefmonline.com/Ghana
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