Sim Registration: Blame Telcos For Unlawfully Blocking Fully Registered Sims- NCA
The National Communications Authority (NCA) has said it will not take blames for the illegal blocking of SIM cards that have already been fully reregistered.
The NCA emphasized that telecom operators should take full responsibility for the matter even if it expressed sympathy to subscribers harmed by the blockage.
Dr. Poku Adusei, Director of Legal Affairs for the NCA, stated that it is incorrect to restrict the SIM operations of such customers because they are exempt from the recently announced punitive measures.
Numerous complaints have been made regarding the blocking of SIM cards that have undergone a complete re-registration as a result of punishments imposed for disobeying a government order.
Registration centers are in a state of turmoil as a result.
“The directive was that if you have not gone through the two-staged process to register, certain sanctions could be applied to you but, in applying the sanctions, it is possible there could be an overreach. In that case, that would not be our instruction that there should be that overreach because we don’t control the networks which are in the private hands of the operators,” Dr. Adusei observed.
The NCA has already been dragged to the Supreme Court over the issue.