All mobile money agents who have not linked their agent SIM cards to their Ghana Cards and TIN (tax identification number) have up to January 31, 2024 to do so or risk getting their SIM deactivated.
A statement from the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications (GCT) said “After multiple extensive engagements with the leadership of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) on the linking of all agent accounts with the Ghana Card or TIN, the Authority magnanimously gave all EMIs (mobile money operators) up to the end of Wednesday, January 31 2024, to work with the agents to ensure they complete the linking process . Thus, all agent accounts without Ghana Cards will be blocked on the 1st of February 2024.”
The statement said information about the exercise has been communicated directly with all affected agents through multiple channels, so the current statement is a last call-to-action to the agents, by urging them to regularize their operations through the linking of their accounts with their Ghana Cards or TIN if they haven’t already.
“Failure to do so before the end of Wednesday January 31, 2023, will lead to the blocking of their accounts,” it added.
GCT however stated that in the unfortunate circumstances where an agent’s account is suspended on February 1, 2024, they may visit any of the operator outlets with their Ghana Card or TIN to complete the process.
“We understand the importance of mobile financial services in facilitating financial inclusion and economic growth in the country. We therefore remain committed to taking the needed steps to deliver convenient, secure, and accessible financial services to all Ghanaians,” the statement said.