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SIM Card Registration: How to Register Starting October 1, 2021.

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SIM Card Registration.

SIM Card Registration
SIM Card Registration

The Ministry of Communication and Digitalisation (MoCD) has indicated that SIM card registration will commence from October 1, 2021. This was announced when the Minister for Communications and Digitalisation, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful met the press at the Minister’s Press Briefing at the Ministry of Information’s Press Center on Sunday, 5th September 2021.

Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful
Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful

The MoCD will launch the National SIM Card Registration Exercise across the country next month, October 1 2021. This exercise will be open to the general public and everyone is entreated to partake when it begins.

According to the minister this isn’t the first attempt to register sims, but all the previous efforts failed because of the lack of a verifiable secure identification document”.

Mrs Owusu-Ekuful indicated that the above situation also led to the influx of pre-registered SIM Cards in the system hence our inability to track and trace people who commit crimes with the SIM cards.
“The prevalence of fake IDs and a non-existent system of verifying the IDs led to unscrupulous individuals procuring hundreds of SIM Cards for SIM Boxing leading to the loss of revenue for the state. The Ghana card provides the basis for a successful sim registration exercise this time”, she said.

The Law Requirement.

The Subscriber Identity Module Registration Regulations, 2011, L.I 2006 mandates network operators or service providers to activate a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) only after the subscriber registers the SIM as directed by the NCA.

Modalities for SIM Registration.

The following are the underway activities that will be carried out for a successful SIM Card Registration.

  • 1. All new subscribers will have to produce their Ghana card to acquire a new SIM card. For Businesses to register sims in bulk, the Operators will be required to verify the Business Registration documents with the Registrar General’s Department and verify the identity of the Shareholder or the Director for Limited Liability Companies and Public Institutions respectively.
  • 2. Existing subscribers will register their SIMS via USSD and a sim registration App.

  • 3. The verification of all subscribers and businesses will be against the databases of the National Identification Authority and the Registrar General’s Department where necessary. Indeed, for the Businesses, in addition to verifying from the Registrar General’s Department that that Business is valid, a shareholder or director of the organisation will have to personally be linked to the registration of the SIMs.

  • 4. Individuals can register a total number of 10 SIM Cards across all networks and Foreigners will have a limit of 3 SIM Cards across all networks. Let me caution here, that people should not think that they can hide behind Businesses and register as many SIM Cards as they want. All SIM Cards registered to a Business will be linked to a Shareholder or Director of the Business and if a Business SIM Card is found to have been engaged in fraudulent activity, the Shareholder or Director will be held liable.

  • 5. The NCA will develop mechanisms to enable subscribers (individuals and Businesses) to check and verify all SIM Cards which have been registered in their names at all times.
  • 6. Foreigners visiting Ghana can acquire a SIM Card using their Passports or Travel Card but they can only use the SIM Card for 30 days after which it will be deactivated. Foreigners intending to use a SIM Card for more than 30 days will have to obtain the Non-Citizen Ghana Card to do so. The NCA has made it mandatory for the Operators to verify Passports and Travel Cards against an international database before registering and activating a SIM Card for Foreigners. Special arrangements will be made for diplomatic personnel living and working in Ghana.

  • 7. Enforcing Regulation 6 of the SIM Regulations which states that:
  • a) “A network operator or service provider that provides international roaming service in the country to a subscriber from another country shall enter into an agreement with the network operator or service provider of that subscriber”.
  • b) “The agreement shall provide for the particulars of the subscriber in the records of the network operator or service provider during the period that the subscriber uses the Subscriber Identity Module in the country”.
  • 8. The minimum age for registration has been set at 15 years, taking into consideration the increased use of communications services since the onset of the COVID 19 pandemic and to facilitate E-education.

check this also: How To Check Your Sim Card Registration Status.

Period of Registration and Non-compliance Verdict.

SIM Registration will begin on 1st October 2021 for a six (6) month period and end on 31st March 2022. Any sim which is not registered at the end of this exercise will be blocked.

Data Security and Protection.

The data will be stored in a Central SIM Registry at the National Information Technology Agency with very restricted access to the database. “There will be strict compliance with the Data Protection Act 2012 (Act 843). Furthermore, the Data Protection Commission is a major stakeholder in this exercise” she added.

Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekufu.

Note: Ghana Card Registration and pick up.

 The NIA is opening Regional and District Offices to enable Ghanaians who have not registered for their Ghana Card to be able to do so and we encourage all Ghanaians and Foreigners resident in Ghana to ensure that they have their Ghana Cards and Non-Citizen Ghana Card ready. In addition, those who have registered but have not picked up their Ghana Cards should be able to do so from the various NIA offices.

Benefits of Registration.

  • SIM Card Registration will reduce or eliminate fraudulent and criminal activities.
  • It will help authorities ascertain the accurate number of valid and accurate SIMs on the networks.
  • It will enable operators to build better demographics of their customer base and help them develop products and services to suit the various groupings.
  • NCA will also get more accurate data to regulate the industry even better.
  • SIM Registration will enhance economic growth as more confidence is built in the telecommunications sector and people utilize secure devices to access E-Government services and other private mobile-based digital solutions.
  • It will minimize mobile money fraud.
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Liverpool vs. Real Madrid: Where to watch it live.

The UEFA Champions League final has arrived and the teams that met at the 2018 finale are again on the verge of deciding who will lift the trophy.

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Liverpool vs. Real Madrid league finale

The UEFA Champions League final has arrived and the teams that met at the 2018 finale are again on the verge of deciding who will lift the trophy.

In 2018, Real Madrid claimed its 13th European championship with a 3-1 win over Liverpool. So the question is, will the Anfield football giant Liverpool, seek payback at the 2022 UEFA Champions League final and its second European title in four years.

The English Football Club had shown a good cup race this season

Liverpool has been crowned champions of the Carabao Cup 2022, beating Chelsea in a penalty shoot-out in the Final at Wembley Stadium to seal a record ninth triumph.

The Reds continue their quadruple title race as they have lifted the FA Cup for the eighth time after triumphing over Chelsea in a 5-6 penalties shootout at Wembley.

Liverpool FA Cup victory at Wembley
Liverpool FA Cup victory at Wembley

The game finished goalless after 90 minutes and eventually ended up in a shootout to decide the champion.

Despite their successive spirit in the English leagues this season, 90 minutes of action will determine the champion.

Real Madrid on the other hand has already been crowned champions of the La Liga title and the team is fully prepared for the final match on Saturday, May 28.

real madrid la liga 2022
Real Madrid la liga cup 2022

The Spanish giant put up a mysterious comeback to win over manchester city in the semi-final competition in the UEFA Champions League to book their sit in this year’s UEFA Champions League final at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France, on 28 May 2022.

head-to-head matches between the two clubs.

Over the years, the two clubs had several encounters and Real Madrid has won four while Liverpool has won 3 out of eight meetings with only one draw.

Liverpool vs. Real Madrid 
Liverpool vs. Real Madrid 

Who will win ?

As part of their quadruple title race, Liverpool has been crowned champions of the Carabao Cup 2022 and FA Cup 2022 but was halted by taking the English premier league as Manchester City worked a 3-2 comeback trick on Aston villa to grace the league champions.

Real Madrid on the other hand has already been crowned champions of the La Liga title. 

Will Real Madrid repeat their victory over Liverpool as it happened in 2018? or Liverpool will continue their title race despite not being able to win the English leagues?

Well, 90 minutes of action will determine who will lift the trophy at the 2022 UEFA Champions League final.

And Extra-time and penalties are available if the two teams cannot be separated after 120 minutes.

Liverpool v Real Madrid team XI.

Liverpool predicted XI: Allison; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, van Dijk, Robertson; Keita, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Mane, Diaz

Real Madrid predicted XI: Courtois; Carvajal, Militão, Alaba, Mendy; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric; Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius Jr.

Liverpool & Real Madrid road to UCL final.

TIME AND VENUE.

  • Who: Liverpool vs. Real Madrid 
  • When: 28 May 2022 at 9 p.m local time in Saint-Denis.
  • Ghana lives coverage 19:00 GMT.
  • Where (venue): Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France. (After UEFA decided to move the final out of Russia as result of ukraine invasion).

How to watch Liverpool vs. Real Madrid live

 The game will be streamed live via 

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How to protect your WhatsApp account from hackers .

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How to protect your WhatsApp account from hackers.

WhatsApp has become the most preferred social messaging app for many and as result, more scammers indulge in ridiculous activities to scam innocent, naïve, and ignorant.

Many users have been victimized to the extent of losing data and some hacked accounts are being used to collect money from their loved ones

However, users have an option to prevent their account from being hacked

WhatsApp
WhatsApp

How can I secure my WhatsApp?

You can secure your WhatsApp account by following these tips:

  1. Never share your registration code or two-step verification PIN with others.
  2. Enable two-step verification and provide an email address in case you forget your PIN.
  3. Set a device code.
  4. Be aware of who has physical access to your phone.
  5. If you receive an email to reset the two-step verification PIN or registration code but didn’t request this, don’t click on the link. Someone could be attempting to access your phone number on WhatsApp.

How to protect your WhatsApp Account?

To protect your WhatsApp account from being hacked, you need to enable two-step verification in your WhatsApp account.

What is two-steps verification?

Two-step verification is an optional feature that adds more security to users’ accounts.

This prevents a third party from accessing an individual’s account without the user’s approval

Does two-step verification work on WhatsApp?

Two-step verification is an optional feature that adds more security to your WhatsApp account. You’ll see the two-step verification screen after you successfully register your phone number on WhatsApp. The two-step verification PIN is different from the 6-digit registration code you receive via SMS or phone call

how to activate two step verification on WhatsApp.

two-step verification screen

Follow the steps below to enable two-steps verification in your WhatsApp account:

Enable two-step verification

  1. Open WhatsApp Settings.
  1. Tap Account > Two-step verification > Enable.
  2. Enter a six-digit PIN of your choice and confirm it.
  3. Provide an email address you can access or tap Skip if you don’t want to add an email address. …
  4. Tap Next.
  5. Confirm the email address and tap Save or Done.

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How to Download Short TikTok Videos with 4K Tokkit?

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4K Tokkit

4K Tokkit and 4K Video Downloader make it easy download any TikTok videos.

TikTok is known as the home of videos where individuals show their talent in a multicultural way. This has become the daily part of users of this platform. The video shared by numerous users comprises of how-to and fun 🤩 vibe with a certain enthusiasm

Sometimes users wish to have these videos uploaded to TikTok on their devices for offline and be able to share them on different platforms with their loved ones.

This article explains the steps you will need to download your preferred TikTok video for offline consumption.

So let dive in and lay down the steps…

How to Download Short TikTok Videos with 4K Tokkit?
How to Download Short TikTok Videos with 4K Tokkit?

How to Download Short TikTok Videos with 4K Tokkit?

Follow the simple steps below to start downloading.

1. Launch  4K TokKit. It’s available for macOS, Windows, and Linux.

2. Enter the name of the TikTok account or hashtag you want to download videos from.

3. Select the suitable option from the search results.

Tip: You can narrow your search and download only videos that were posted on a specific date or time period. Click the settings icon located to the right of the Download button. Open the in-app calendar and set the preferable date or time range.

4. Click the Download button.

That’s it! Wait a few seconds until the download is finished, and enjoy watching the TikTok videos.

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