Group sues NCA, attorney General over blocking of sim cards

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The Peoples Project (TPP), led by Kwame Obeng Asare, better known as A Plus has dragged the National Communications Authority and the Attorney General over the government’s decision to take punitive actions against persons who have not registered their sim cards.

The group is requesting that the Supreme Court annul the registration deadline and any accompanying sanctions for failing to register.

It makes the constitutionality of the sanctions an argument. Following the NCA’s declaration that unregistered sim cards will be disabled, the lawsuit was filed.

Recall that the punitive action against SIM subscribers who have still not registered the SIM card started on September 5, 2022. Defaulters, according to a report we shared previously will be prohibited from using certain services, including all incoming voice calls and data services.

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The National Communications Authority (NCA) reached this conclusion following lengthy consultations with the nation’s telecoms firms.

The move, according to the Authority, is part of punitive measures before the SIM re-registration deadline, which is set for September 30, 2022.

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On Sunday, July 31, Communications Minister Ursula Owusu-Ekuful announced an extension of the SIM re-registration exercise due to September 30, 2022.

The minister explained to reporters at a news conference that the extension was required due to the first difficulties faced by registrants who have not yet received or obtained their national identification cards.


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