SIM Registration Using the Voters’ ID Card- A Clarification


SIM Registration Using the Voters’ ID Card- A Clarification

Accra, November 5, 2022: The National Communications Authority (NCA) has seen a social media post by Hon. Sam George, Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram and a member of the Select Committee on Communications concerning the use of the Voters’ ID Card for the ongoing SIM Registration exercise, and wishes to clarify as follows:
a) The Authority has NOT issued any such directives to the Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) providers.
b) There is currently no medium for registration with Voters ID in the current SIM Registration exercise; Ghana Card remains the only ID.
c) What was rather discussed at a SIM Registration technical meeting yesterday was updating the SIM registration App to allow a temporal use of Voters’ ID; that development effort will take several weeks if not months to complete – and the deep dive technical discussions on the integration effort with the MNOs/BWAs have not even been held. A similar effort with Passport integration has taken more than three months and counting and still not complete.
d) If necessary, the general public will be duly informed when both integration efforts are complete as well as the modalities and conditions of use.
e) To reiterate, Ghana Card remains the only ID for the current SIM Registration exercise.

Issued by the National Communications Authority:
No. 6 Airport City, Accra
Tel: (0)30 – 2776621/2771701 or 050-145-1522/3 E-mail:
Date –5th November, 2022

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