With only three days left until the September 30 deadline for re-registering SIM cards, the Interchanges Service is getting a lot of calls about its promise to block SIM cards that haven’t been registered.
The minister of communication, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, said that the date shouldn’t be pushed back. This has led to a lot of discussion and research.
As of now, the VP of IMANI Africa, Selorm Brantie, is driving a few residents to sue the government regarding this situation in a bid to expand the cutoff time or get rid of it altogether.
On Monday, a different group, some of whose members live in Ningo Prampram, filed a writ at the High Court asking for an order against the NCA and the activity’s main legal officer.
Addressing JoyNews, the MP for Ningo Prampram, Sam George, said his constituents feel they will be rebuffed for something beyond their control. “These are residents who have consented to the mandate and found every sensible way to get enrolled. Anything that remains is beyond their reach. Either for the NIA to give them the card that they have enlisted for
Some enrolled as far back as 2019, but they haven’t gotten their cards. Others have enlisted, and the NIA has requested that they come for it in December. So in this situation, they can do nothing but what they have done, “he said.
He further added that no less than six claims have been documented against the NCA regarding this situation.