Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has warned that anyone who fails to partake in the SIM Card re-registration exercise is at risk of losing it.
The Vice President made this known at the ongoing 5th Ghana CEO summit in Accra.
“…Everybody will have to register their SIM with a National ID number,” he stated.
“We all have to do that otherwise we’ll lose that SIM card and that will really give us a real identity for all MoMo transactions. For example, it takes away fraud…that is taking place like SIM box and through MoMo,” he stated.
Ahead of that, the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) in partnership with the National Identification Authority (NIA) have started using the Ghana Card identification number as a taxpayer identification number.
The GRA in a statement said effective April 1, 2021, the Ghana Card number (Ghana card PIN) will replace the Taxpayer Identification Numbers (TIN). It is in line with the government’s policy on the use of a unique identifier for all transactions where the identification of an individual is required.