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Some Ghanaians affected by NCA’s sanctions despite registering SIM

Some Ghanaians affected by NCA’s sanctions despite registering SIM

Some Ghanaians affected by NCA’s sanctions despite registering SIM
Some Ghanaians affected by NCA’s sanctions despite registering SIM

Some mobile network subscribers in Kumasi, in the Ashanti Region, who have successfully re-registered their SIM cards are making claims that sanctions announced by the National Communications Authority (NCA) for unregistered SIM card owners are being applied to them.

 

These subscribers claim that the sanctions are being applied to them despite the fact that they have successfully re-registered their SIM cards.

 

In order to get answers to their questions, a large number of those impacted people gathered together in Kumasi at the offices of their Mobile Network Operators.

 

Following a mandate from the NCA to compel those who have Ghana cards but have not yet registered their SIM cards to do so, Mobile Network Operators started enforcing various punitive steps on unregistered SIM cards. These actions are being taken in response to unregistered SIM cards.

 

Some Ghanaians affected by NCA’s sanctions despite registering SIM

 

“I registered my SIM card around two months ago; nevertheless, when I attempted to call my mother the day before yesterday, I was unable to make calls.

” One of those impacted disclosed to Citi News that they had gotten an SMS this morning informing them that their SIM card had been disabled.

 

 

However, it has been reported that the sanctions, which include preventing unregistered SIM cards from making calls for a period of time and also disabling the SIM cards for a period of time, are impacting some SIM cards that have been successfully registered.

 

Another person expressed their frustration by stating, “I was told that I had properly registered my number, yet I was not receiving calls.”

 

On Monday, September 5, 2022, owners of SIM cards in Ghana who have not re-registered their cards started suffering penal consequences, with the deadline for re-registration set for September 30.

 

Abed-Nego Azumah Bandim, the Member of Parliament for the Bunkpurugu Constituency, made a request earlier in the week for the National Communication Authority to reverse the punitive actions that have been taken against those who have not yet re-registered their SIM cards.

 

Given the numerous difficulties that have been encountered throughout the Ghana card and SIM card re-registration processes, Mr. Bandim argued that the punitive actions being implemented are unfair.

 

“The National Communications Authority (NCA) must go back on its previously disclosed plans as soon as possible.”

 

severe punitive measures on SIM card re-registrations, and for the regulator in this country to stop acting like a rubber stamp.

 

“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.” “The communications industry.”

 

“It is out of place for the communications industry.” He added in a statement that this is an arbitrary decision.

 

—citinewsroom

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