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Sam George collects data to file class action over sim re-registration exercise


Sam George, a member of Parliament’s Communications Committee, has begun gathering data in order to file a class action lawsuit against the National Communications Authority (NCA) over the sim card re-registration exercise.

In a tweet, the MP for Ningo-Prampram asked Ghanaians affected by the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation to fill out a form on his page.

This follows the NCA’s directive to telecommunications companies to penalize people who have yet to register their SIM cards, a move that some stakeholders have argued violates Ghanaians’ rights.

Hundreds of customers have already gathered at the headquarters of the three major telecom companies to express their concern about the government’s punitive actions against them.

Customers report being unable to make phone calls, while others complain about being unable to access electronic cash in their accounts.

SIM card holders in Ghana who have not re-registered their cards will face punitive actions beginning on Monday, September 5, 2022, ahead of the September 30 deadline.

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However, some mobile network subscribers in Kumasi who have successfully re-registered their SIM cards claim that the National Communications Authority (NCA) sanctions announced for unregistered SIM card owners are being applied to them.

Many of these people gathered at the offices of their Mobile Network Operators to demand answers.

Following a directive from the NCA to compel persons who have Ghana cards but have not yet registered their SIM cards to do so, mobile network operators began imposing some punitive actions on unregistered SIM cards.

Already, the People’s Project has filed a lawsuit against the 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 punitive measures for non-registration null and void.

The punitive measures, it claims, are unconstitutional.
The suit comes after the NCA announced that unregistered SIM cards would be blocked.

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