Head of Linguistics at the University of Ghana, Professor Kofi Agyekum, popularly known as Opanyin Agyekum, is overwhelmed with shock over the behaviour of some Ghanaians towards the SIM re-registration exercise.
According to the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications, the number of subscribers re-registering their SIM cards has fallen to 5,861 on August 19, 2022, from about 235,000 recorded on July 31, 2022, when the re-registration was to end but the Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful announced another extension.
This represents a 98% decline, according to the association’s data.
Reacting to the report, Opanyin Agyekum likened some Ghanaians to a “vulture”.
He proverbially recounted how a vulture takes pride in scavenging refuse dump for food and wait for the rains to fall in the hope to do a responsible thing but returns to the dump site when the rains decline.
“Some of us are like the vulture sitting on the tree and saying I will build my house tomorrow,” he said.
He, however, urged a lot of Ghanaians who haven’t re-registered their SIM cards to advise themselves before the deadline.