John Mahama of NDC fame has accused the NCA of blocking his sim card for two days despite registration.
Speaking in an interview on TV3, the former president grieved that in spite of the fact that he together with members of his staff had reregistered their SIM cards, it was blocked.
“The SIM registration, you can even start with new SIM cards and say that ‘No Ghana Card, No SIM card’ if you are purchasing. So we can start at that point while we mop up the others in the system.
“But if you say by September 30th, everybody must have it or else we will take punitive actions against you…your data will be more expensive, we will block your outgoing calls and so on and so forth, that’s a major problem.
“And I must say I suffered a bit of that experience with the call barring. On one of my phones, my outgoing calls were not going through. My SIM was blocked for two days. They have turned it back on. We went through the process of registering.
“They said it wasn’t registered properly. That’s the kind of information I got, we didn’t complete the exercise and yet they came here and sat with us and did SIM registration here and we called them to my office and so all my staff and everybody went through the registration but most of my staff found their calls blocked,”
However, the good news is that the NCA has retracted its earlier order for telecommunications providers to block calls from users who haven’t registered their SIM cards.