Deputy Ranking Member on the Communications Committee, Sam George has indicated that the legislation that backs SIM registration does not make the Ghana Card, the sole card for purposes of registration.
He said the registration can involve the use of passports, Driver’s Licences, and Voters ID cards as part of identification in the registration process.
“The current legislation that backs SIM registration in Ghana is the Ll 2006 passed by Parliament in 2011. This legislation saw the registration that happened in 2012. This Legislation Instrument does not mandate the linkage of the Ghana Card to activate SIM Cards.”
“The National Identification Authority Act, 2006 (Act 707) and Ll 2111 which introduces the use of the Ghana Card as the principal document for registration of SIM Cards and Bank Accounts amongst others cannot be applied retrospectively to SIM Cards that were registered legally and legitimately under the existing LI 2006. Section 7 of LI 2111 makes the use of the Ghana Card mandatory, but does not make it the sole card for the purposes of registration.”