Group Sues NCA 0ver SIM-Card Sanctions

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The People’s Project, a pressure group, has filed a lawsuit against the National Communications Authority (NCA) and the Attorney-General (A-G) over the ongoing SIM card re-registration exercise.

The group is requesting that the Supreme Court declare the registration deadline and the associated penal measures for non-registration null and void.

The punitive sanctions, it claims, are unconstitutional.

The suit comes after the NCA said that unregistered SIM cards would be disabled.

SIM card holders in Ghana who did not re-register their cards before the September 30 deadline began suffering penal actions on Monday, September 5, 2022.

Abed-Nego Azumah Bandim, Member of Parliament for the Bunkpurugu Constituency, earlier this week urged for the NCA’s punitive measures to be lifted.

Mr. Bandim believes the punitive actions are unreasonable in light of the numerous issues that have plagued the Ghana card and SIM card re-registration processes.

“The National Communications Authority (NCA) must immediately withdraw its recently announced
draconian punitive measures on SIM card re-registrations, and cease being a rubber stamp regulator in
the communications industry.”

“It is out of place for the NCA to feed on that statement from the Telecom Chamber and start issuing punitive measures to consumers, without regard to the real challenge which is difficulty in acquiring Ghana cards. This is capricious,” he said in a statement.

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