SIM card registration will capture foreigners with non-resident cards – MTN

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SIM Cards re-registration
SIM Cards re-registration

MTN Ghana, has urged foreigners in the country to remain calm, as the telecommunication company undertakes the mandatory nationwide SIM Card Registration exercise.

Mr Abubakar Mohammed, the General Manager of Southern Regional Sales, MTN Ghana who gave the advice, said there was no cause for alarm, saying discussions were on-going to register foreigners who had obtained non-resident card.

The Subscriber Identity Module Registration Regulations, 2011, L.I 2006 mandates network operators or service providers to activate a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) only after the subscriber registers the SIM as directed by the National Communication Authority.

Responding to a question on measures put in place to ensure foreigners were captured on the on-going SIM card registration exercise during a virtual meeting, Mr Mohammed emphasised only subscribers with NIA cards and non-residents cards would have their SIMs registered.

The company held a two-hour virtual meeting to update journalists on the registration exercise, and measures put in place to facilitate its smoothness.

Mr Mohammed, therefore, advised subscribers and customers to go for the NIA cards to pave the way for them to subsequently register their SIMs.

He explained the company was reaching out to the rural population as well, saying more than 200 SIM card activations were being done nationwide on a daily basis.

Mr Mohammed explained the SIM card registration was undertaken at the company’s biometric capture points including, MTN connect stores, distributing centers, as well community activation locations.

He reminded the registration was mandatory, and urged the media to use their platforms to sensitize the populace to participate in the exercise and register their SIM cards.

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