Sanctioning SIM re-registration defaulters counter digital inclusion

Selorm Branttie, Vice President of IMANI-Africa, believes the National Communications Authority’s (NCA) punitive measures against users of unregistered SIM cards are problematic. He emphasises that the sanctions do not take into account the difficulties of rural subscribers. The NCA’s directive to telecommunications companies to penalise people who have yet to register their SIM cards has been criticised by some stakeholders as an infringement on Ghanaians’ rights. Some people ...[Read More]

MNOs have started blocking unregistered SIM cards

According to Kwame Gyan, Deputy Director, Consumer and Corporate Affairs Division at the National Communications Authority (NCA), unregistered SIM cards has been blocked by Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) since Monday, September 5. He stated that beginning today, Wednesday, September 7, people who have only completed stage one of the registration process will be added to the list of those whose cards are being blocked. On September 4, the NCA announced punitive actions that would be taken agains...[Read More]