Sim card re-registration: NCA withdraws from blocking of unregistered sims

By Stermy 3 Min Read

The National Communications Authority (NCA) according to confirmed information gathered, has withdrawn from its previous decision directing all telecommunication companies to block all unregistered persons who have failed to register and link their sim cards to the Ghana Card from making calls.

It would be recalled that earlier, NCA issued a directive ordering telcos to start blocking unregistered sims from accessing some features, which included voice calls and data services.

Well, the operation began back on September 5, ahead of the main deadline for the termination of all unregistered sim cards which is scheduled to come off on September 30th.

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The NCA after taking another look and also heeding the concerns and suffering from the backlash of Ghanaians and also some stakeholders have decided not to continue the operation as they have now issued another directive to halt the already ongoing blocking of sim cards.

Prior to this new decision of theirs, acitivists and groups also spoke against it, and filed a suit seeking an injunction and a review on the September 30th dealine, the Minority Caucus of Ghana’s Parliament the NDC, has also stated that it will call the NCA and the Ministry of Communications to address concerns over the banning of unregistered SIM CARDS.

The blocking of sim cards of people who are yet to register and link their sim cards with the controversial Ghana Card has been a topic making headlines since it got announced and became effective on Sept. 5th.

Many Ghanaians began to speak about it since many were not able to meet the deadline which was no fault of theirs but rather the fault of the Nia.

It is not the fault of regular Ghanaians who have waited in enormous lines to register for the Ghana card for months or years and have yet to obtain the card.

Many individuals advised that the telcos and the NCA deal directly and mount pressure on the NIA (National Identification Authority) since they have failed, and are unable to accomplish their purpose of ensuring the identification cards of millions of people who have gone through the registration procedure but have yet to obtain their Ghana cards.

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