Controversial political activist, Kwame Asare Obeng popularly known as A Plus has taken legal action against National Communications Authority(NCA) and the Attorney General for blocking unregistered SIM cards.
In the suit filed by A Plus, he is seeking 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 2022, will be blocked while the National Identification Authority (NIA) has not been able to issue the Ghana Cards which is the only card to be used for the said re-registration of all Ghanaians is arbitrary, capricious, amounts to an abuse of discretion and same is unconstitutional, null, void and of no legal effect.
“A declaration on a true and proper interpretation of Articles 2, 23 and 296 of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana, the defendants are estopped from blocking the SIM cards of Ghanaians who have not been able to re-register their SIM cards until such a time where the NIA is able to issue the Ghana cards to all Ghanaians.”
Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) have begun blocking unregistered SIM cards since Monday, September 5.
The NCA on Sunday, September 4 released the punitive actions to be taken against unregistered SIM cards.
The ongoing SIM registration exercise is scheduled to end on 30th September 2022.
Persons who fail to register will suffer consequences.
Read the full suit below;