NCA sued over sanctions against unregistered SIM card users

The People’s Project, a pressure group, has filed a lawsuit against the National Communications Authority (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. SIM ...[Read More]

Blocked SIM cards can only be retrieved within 6 months

Individuals whose SIM cards will be blocked after the September 30 deadline for re-registration can only retrieve them within a six-month grace period, according to the National Communications Authority (NCA). Unregistered SIM cards will then be removed entirely from the system. According to Kwame Gyan, NCA’s Deputy Director for Consumer and Corporate Affairs, this is part of the punitive measures that will be implemented to rid the system of unregistered SIM cards. On Prime Morning on Tue...[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]

NCA rolls out punitive actions – Unregistered SIM card users

The National Communications Authority (NCA) has announced its intention to impose penalties on users who have not registered their SIM cards. This new policy is set to go into effect on Monday, September 5, 2022. Outgoing calls and data services for a sequential batch of numbers will be blocked for two days weekly on a rotational basis, according to a statement signed by the Authority’s Director-General. “MNOs [Mobile Network Operators] must divide unregistered SIM cards into five ba...[Read More]

Double charges on SIM card self-service App being refunded

According to the National Communication Authority, it has begun refunding money to people who were charged twice for using the SIM re-registration App. The Authority launched the SIM Card Re-Registration Self-Service (App) on the Google Play Store to give telecom subscribers another option for completing SIM card re-registration for a GH5 fee. However, following the App’s successful launch, complaints have surfaced, with some claiming that they were charged twice for using the app. While c...[Read More]

SIM card re-registration extended to September 30

The government has extended the deadline for re-registering SIM cards until September 30, 2022. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister of Communications and Digitalization, made the announcement during a press conference held on Sunday, July 31, 2022. “The program will be extended until September 30th to coincide with the anniversary of its inception, giving us a full year.” “Any sim that has not been registered by the end of August will be denied access to certain services, including v...[Read More]