NCCE steps up public education on SIM card registration
The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) in the Ashanti Region has stepped up public education on re-registering SIM cards as the deadline approaches.
The exercise, which is a collaboration between the NCCE and the National Communications Authority (NCA), aims to encourage the public to participate in this important national exercise.
The Commission’s 43 District Offices in the region are sensitizing citizens on the need to register their cards with the Ghana card as per NCA instructions.
Like district offices, the Regional Directorate also takes the message to churches, mosques, truck terminals, markets and other busy public places.
They also visit community information centers, radio stations and television stations to share information on the importance and processes of registration.
Madam Margaret Konama, Regional Director of NCCE, told the Ghana News Agency that the Commission has so far organized 825 activities to raise public awareness of the need to register their SIM card with the Ghana card.
She said it was a civic exercise that every Ghanaian with a SIM card must participate in as part of efforts to capture an accurate database of mobile phone users and sanitize the system of fraudulent activity.
The exercise would help determine the number of valid and accurate SIM cards on telecommunication networks at any given time, she explained.
She said it would also allow the NCA to better regulate the industry with reliable data.
The Regional Director also explained how registration could spur economic growth through formalization of the informal sector and promotion of financial services.