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SIM re-registration: Group urges Ghanaians not to make phone calls in protest

A gathering of 14 Ghanaians including a previous Member of Parliament for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak are encouraging Ghanaians not to settle on cell phone decisions on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, in dissent of what they depict as “the carnival encompassing the SIM card re-enlistment work out”.
In a public statement gave today, the gathering encouraged all Ghanaians not to settle on or get telephone decisions in fight at the way in which the re-enrollment of SIMs was being embraced.

“The No Calls Day blacklist on eighth February would be the first in a progression of public blacklists to challenge the current coldhearted course of re-enrollment of SIM cards,” the assertion said.

As per them, there is no law in Ghana that requires Ghanaian portable organization supporters of “Re-register” their SIM cards.

“Any endeavor to force this on endorsers or square their lines would add up to an encroachment of their property privileges,” the gathering said in an assertion duplicated to GraphicOnline.

Different signatories of the assertion incorporate Professor Raymond Atugubah, Mr Kofi Bentsil, Mr Franklin Cudjoe, Mr Samson Lardy Anyenini and Manasseh Azure Awuni.

Requests

The gathering needs the National Communication Authority (NCA) to promptly pull out its mandate for versatile organization clients to re-register their SIM cards by March 31, 2022.

They say if the National Communication Authority (NCA) and Mobile Network Operators don’t notice to their requests, they will on February 8 start the first of a progression of arranged blacklists until the privileges of clients to be treated with nobility are regarded.

“At the point when the suitable legitimate structure is set up, a re-enrollment exercise should be possible without having supporters spend useful hours and a few days in long lines amidst a desolating Covid-19 pandemic,” the assertion said.

“There’s naturally a need to dispense with wrongdoing. Yet, the battle against crooks should be inside the law. We subsequently request that the NCA and Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) should think of a superior and inventive method of re-enrolling the SIM cards by first altering existing law; and also to do as such without the current unfeeling re-enlistment process we are seeing”.

Re-enlistment issues

Long lines have been located at the different portable organization administration focuses the nation over as numerous Ghanaians race to meet the March 31, 2022 cutoff time set for re-enrolling SIM cards.

The circumstance has prompted many raising worries about the interaction. Some have mentioned for an expansion of the March 2022 cutoff time over apprehensions that the sluggish speed of the interaction will keep many individuals from being enrolled.

In the mean time, the NCA has demonstrated that it will expand the March 31 cutoff time for the continuous SIM card re-enrollment assuming it becomes important.

Peruse the whole assertion underneath;

Public statement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Accra, thirteenth January 2022.

GHANAIANS TO BOYCOTT MOBILE PHONE NETWORKS

We, the undersigned Concerned Mobile Network Subscribers, having counseled Ghanaians the nation over, have saved Tuesday eighth February 2022 as a “No Calls Day.” On that day, we approach all Ghanaians not to settle on or get telephone decisions as a method of enrolling our restlessness about the carnival encompassing the SIM card re-enlistment excercise.

The No Calls Day blacklist on eighth February, would be the first in a progression of public blacklists to challenge the current heartless course of re-enlistment of SIM cards.

There is no law in Ghana that requires Ghanaian portable organization endorsers of “Re-register” their SIM cards.

Any endeavor to force this on supporters or square their lines would add up to an encroachment of their property freedoms.

Our requests are as per the following:

(I) The National Communication Authority (NCA) ought to promptly pull out its order for versatile organization clients to re-register their SIM cards by 31st March 2022.

(II) When the suitable lawful structure is set up, a re-enrollment exercise should be possible without having endorsers spend useful hours and a few days in long lines amidst an attacking Covid-19 pandemic.

(II) There’s justifiably a need to dispense with wrongdoing. Be that as it may, the battle against hoodlums should be inside the law. We subsequently request that the NCA and Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) should think of a superior and imaginative method of re-enrolling the SIM cards by first changing existing law; and also to do as such without the current heartless re-enlistment process we are seeing.

Assuming the NCA and the MNOs neglect to notice these requests, we will, beginning Tuesday, eighth February 2022 start the first of a progression of arranged blacklists until the privileges of clients to be treated with poise are regarded.

Marked:

Mr Ras Mubarak
Prof. Raymond Atuguba
Mr Kofi Bentsil
Mr Franklin Cudjoe
Mr Kofi Kakraba Pratt
Dr. Kwesi Owusu
Mr James Afedo
Mr Selorm Branttie
Mr Francis Kofi Korankye-Sakyi
Mr Samson Lardy Anyenini
Mr Manasseh Azure Awuni
Akyaaba Addai – Sebo
Mr Kwame Mfodwo
Mr Michael Ofori – Akuffo

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