Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr., says the upcoming sim card Re-registration exercise will be 'fruitless' and 'useless' unless the right measures are put in place.
Communication Minister, Ursula Owusu Ekuful at a press briefing Monday, said from January 2020, every Ghanaian would have to re-register their sim. This, according to her, is to clean the current registration system which has been characterised by fraud. The exercise is scheduled to end in June 2020.
“It is quite clear that the current sim card registration regime is deficient and fraught with many challenges defeating the purpose of the sim registration,” she said.
If you may recall this is not the first time the country is embarking on such exercise after its commencement in 2010.
Speaking to this on Peace FM morning show 'Kokrokoo', Kwesi Pratt said even though he has never been against the registration of sim cards, it will be useless if the country keeps spending the taxpayers' money on the exercise only for it to be repeated.