Deputy Minority Chief Whip, Ahmed Ibrahim says President Akufo-Addo has been cautioned by the National Security Minister that any try to deactivate SIM playing cards might destabilize the peace within the country.
According to the lawmaker, this explains why the National Communications Authority (NCA) reversed its plans of rolling out a partial restriction on voice calls last month.
Mr. Ibrahim is due to this fact puzzled by the insistence of Sector Minister, Ursula Owusu Ekuful to proceed with the deactivation of SIM playing cards.
Although the National Identification Authority says it will not give you the option to print all excellent Ghana National Identification Cards, the only real doc for the verification of the chips, the NCA says the directives of the Minister are nonetheless in pressure.
However, talking on The Pulse, Thursday, September 29 2022, the Member of Parliament for Banda who additionally serves on the Communications Committee in Parliament told host, Blessed Sogah that President Akufo-Addo has been cautioned by the National Security Ministry against blocking the SIM playing cards owing to the potential threats to the soundness of the country.
“The two-day blockage of people’s SIM cards, the National Security Ministry had to go to the Presidency to talk to them that the country was about to be destabilized before the SIM cards were released. They will not go ahead to tell you this but that was the practical situation that happened. Ghanaians were furious and they nearly exploded,” he said.
Meanwhile, JoyNews checks at some registration facilities throughout the country a day before the September 30 deadline point out that many Ghanaians for some days now have besieged the centres with the identical criticism of incapability to register their SIM playing cards.