The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has taken on the Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, asking that she and the National Communications Authority (NCA) are called to order.
In a statement issued by the General Secretary of the party, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, on Saturday, September 10, the NDC said Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has become “obstinate” in “this simple exercise of linking SIM Cards to Ghana Cards of subscribers”.
“The NDC condemns in no uncertain terms this arbitrariness and recklessness on the part of the Minister of Communications and the NCA,” the statement said.
“Such mishandling and crass bungling of a simple exercise such as the ongoing SIM card re-registration can only be supervised by incompetent and clueless public servants like we have at the helm of the Ministry of Communications and the NCA.”
The leading opposition party is calling on Parliament to stop Mrs Owusu-Ekuful and the NCA in their tracks.
“While we commend and encourage legal actions filed by citizens of the country who have been affected by the reckless SIM Card restrictions, we call on the Parliament of Ghana, particularly the Parliamentary Select Committee on Communications to call the Minister of Communications and the NCA to order in line with its oversight responsibility over these state entities,” Mr Asiedu Nketia’s statement added.
“The lawlessness being displayed by the Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu and the NCA must be halted now.”
Since Monday, September 5, the NCA has meted out punitive measures to subscribers who have failed to re-register their SIM cards.
The deadline for the re-registration exercise is Friday, September 30.