Pressure Ascends On Government As Sim Re-Registration Deadline Nears


With three days to the September 30 SIM re-registration deadline, the Communications Ministry is facing a flood of lawsuits against its determination to block unregistered SIM cards.

Sector Minister Ursula Owusu-Ekuful’s claim that the date would not be extended has attracted widespread criticism.

Already, the Vice President of IMANI Africa, Selorm Brantie, is leading some citizens to sue the government on the matter in a bid to extend the deadline or do away with it altogether.

On Monday, another group, some of whom are constituents of Ningo Prampram, filed a writ at the High Court seeking an injunction against the NCA and Attorney General on the exercise.

Speaking to JoyNews, the MP for Ningo Prampram, Sam George, said that his constituents feel they would be punished for something beyond their control.

These are citizens who have complied with the directive and taken every reasonable step to get registered.

Whatever is left is outside their control. Either for the NIA to provide them with the card they have registered for.

The MP also stated that some registered as far back as 2019 and still haven’t gotten their cards while others have registered and the NIA has asked them to come for it in December.

So in this case, they can’t do anything except what they have done, he elaborated.

He further added that at least six lawsuits have been filed against the NCA on the matter.


Source: myjoyonline

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