The Minister for Communications and Digitization Ursula Owusu has said it has become imperative that we clamp down on cyber-criminals hiding behind the anonymity of digital systems to commit antisocial acts.
The Minister says the Sim re-registration exercise is a key part of that campaign.
The sector minister said all SIM cards and SIM-enabled devices would be re-registered from June and end in December, adding all unregistered sims will be blocked.
The Minister further disclosed that plans were far advanced to make the National Identification card (Ghana Card) the only national identity card for all identification and business purposes.
”My ministry is also working to improve access to connectivity across the country with rural telephony and digital inclusion projects, which will see the construction of 2016 solar-powered cell sites in unserved and underserved rural communities,” she said.
Speaking at the CEOs Summit, t5he Minister told the participants that digitization is the only way to ensure free trade across the continent and create an enabling system for trade financing using electronic means.