Kwame Asare-Obeng, also known as A-Plus, has filed a lawsuit against the National Communications Authority (NCA) and the Minister of Justice and Attorney General for blocking unregistered SIM cards.
Unregistered SIM cards have been blocked by Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) since Monday, September 5.
On September 4, the NCA published the penalties for unregistered SIM cards.
The current SIM registration process is set to end on September 30, 2022. Those who fail to register will face penalties.
According to the NCA, all outgoing calls will be redirected to IVR as part of the punitive measures, so that each day a message will be played before every call is answered.
Furthermore, on a weekly basis, a sequential batch of numbers will have their outgoing calls and Data Services suspended for 48 hours (2 days).
The Peoples Project convener, A-Plus, filed the lawsuit in the Supreme Court, requesting a “declaration that, upon a true and proper interpretation of Articles 2, 23, and 296 of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana, the Directive by the Minister for Communications, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, on Sunday, July 31, 2022, that the First Defendant will ensure that all SIM cards that are not re-registered by 30 September 20 will be It is also null and void, with no legal standing.
“As a result of a declaration based on a true and proper interpretation of Articles 2, 23, and 296 of Ghana’s 1992 Constitution, the defendants are barred from blocking the SIM cards of Ghanaians who have not been able to re-register their SIM cards until the NIA is able to issue Ghana cards to all Ghanaians.”