Following the government’s statement on October 1, 2021, announcing a mandatory SIM re-registration drive, telecommunications companies in Ghana deleted roughly 9 million unregistered SIM cards.
The National Communications Authority (NCA) and Ministry of Communications issued this directive, and those subscribers who disobeyed faced severe repercussions.
Following this event, a woman thought to be in her late 30s has voiced her unhappiness, directing her annoyance towards Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister of Communications.
On June 2, 2023, the woman—a single mother—appeared on UTV to express her concerns following the deactivation of both her and her child’s SIM cards.
She admitted throughout the interview that her mobile money wallet was connected to her SIM card and that the deactivation had locked up her funds.