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SIM card re-registration to commence in June – Gov’t

Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has announced that government will commence the SIM Card re-registration exercise latest by June, 2021.

According to the Vice President at the ongoing 5th Ghana CEO summit in Accra, the primary document required for the re-registration of SIM Card is the National Identification card. He added that anyone who fails to re-register their SIM card is at risk of losing it.

“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.

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