The NCA’s action follows a directive from the Department of Communications and Digitization ahead of the September 30 deadline by which all unregistered SIM cards would be blocked.
The NCA exercise has inconvenienced many Ghanaians, prompting some to crowd into the offices of the three major telecommunications companies to show their displeasure.
Sam George, who happens to be a member of the Parliament’s Communications Committee, took to his Twitter page to urge concerned Ghanaians to fill out a form that will pave the way for said legal action.
Meanwhile, Pressure Group, the People’s Project sued the National Communications Authority (NCA) and the Attorney General (AG) over the same matter.
The group is asking the Supreme Court to declare the registration deadline and associated punitive measures for non-registration null and void, arguing that they are unconstitutional.
Before the legal proceedings took place, the MP for Bunkpurugu constituency, Abed-Nego Azumah Bandim, had asked the ANC to withdraw the punitive actions it had deployed.
In a statement, quoted by citinenewsroom.com, the lawmaker said: “The National Communications Authority (NCA) must immediately withdraw its recently announced draconian punitive measures on SIM card re-registrations and cease being an approval regulator in the communications sector.
“It is out of place for the NCA to feed on this statement from the Chamber of Telecommunications and start imposing punitive measures on consumers, disregarding the real challenge which is the difficulty in acquiring Ghana cards. It’s capricious. »
Meanwhile, the NCA appears unfazed by legal challenges as it argues there is no turning back, despite the fact that the self-service app that was launched to speed up the process has also been fraught with peril.