The Concerned Mobile Network Subscribers has called on Ghanaians across the country to boycott the ongoing SIM card re-registration.
The group is also asking customers of the various telecos across the country to avoid making or receiving phone calls, from 6am to 12noon, today, Tuesday, 15 February 2022.
“We wish to assure the public that neither the National Communications Authority (NCA) nor the Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) can block their SIM cards at the end of March 2022 as has been threaten if they do not re-register their SIM cards.
“The directive to re-register sim cards is an affront to our constitution and must be disregarded, a statement issued by the group on Monday, 14 February 2022 noted.
It further noted that: “The re-registration exercise is not only illegal, it is unsafe on many scores. It would, therefore, be a waste of anyone’s time to go to re-register their SIM cards, especially in a pandemic and at a time of data theft when the NCA and MNOs have demonstrated little or no safeguards regarding the data they are illegally harvesting.”
The Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation (MoCD) launched the National SIM Card Registration Exercise across the country last year.
The Ministry says any SIM Card not registered by the end of March this year will be deactivated.