Read: Concerned Group To Boycott All Mobile Network Activities This Tuesday To Halt Sim Card Registration
Concerned Mobile Network Subscribers to boycott all mobile network activities this Tuesday by declaring a ‘No Calls Day’, to halt sim card registration.
A statement signed by a group calling itself Concerned Mobile Network Subscribers informs the public on the group’s intention to boycott the use of mobile services.
According to the group, this action is sort to register its displeasure on the ongoing SIM Card Re-registration in the country.
The Concerned Mobile Network Subscribers group on its earlier position, asked the National Communications Authority (NCA) to rescind its decision to let subscribers re-register their SIM cards.
The group added that any “attempt to impose this on subscribers or block their lines would amount to an infringement of their property rights”.
The Full Statement Reads Below:
“Following the failure of the National Communications Authority (NCA) and Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to address concerns associated with the legality and chaotic Sim-Reregistration Exercise, we the undersigned Concerned Mobile Network Subscribers, and the over 7000 online petitioners, call upon our fellow countrymen and women to join our campaign for a #NoCallsDay boycott of the MNOs on Tuesday 8th February 2022.”
“On Tuesday, we are appealing to Ghanaians and all mobile network users within Ghana not to make and or receive calls and all associated mobile network activities from 6 am to 12 midday,” the group said in a statement.
The group states that the SIM card re-registration exercise is not the done rightly and therefore lists what should be done as follows;
1. The NCA should immediately withdraw its directive for mobile network customers to re-register their SIM cards by 31st March 2022.
2. Appropriate legal framework must be in place for any directives for sim re-registration to happen.
3. A demand for the NCA and MNOs to come up with a better and innovative way of re-registering the SIM cards without the current chaotic and inhumane re-registration process we are witnessing up and down the country.
4. The NCA should direct the MNOs to stop using private phones of employees to collect subscribers’ biometric data.
The group cautioned that if the concerns raised are not addressed after Tuesday, February 8, 2022, it will call for a full day boycott on Tuesday 15th February, that is 6am to 6pm and any other Tuesday until the appropriate action is taken by the NCA & MNOs.
The statement was signed by:
Hon. Ras Mubarak, Prof. Raymond Atuguba, Dr. Kwesi Owusu, H. E. Hassan Ayariga, Mr. Franklin Cudjoe, Mr. Kofi Bentil, Mr. Gyedu Blay Ambolley, Mr. Kofi Kakraba Pratt, Hon. Mrs. Mona Quartey, Mr. Samson Lardy Anyenini, Mr. James Afedo, Mr. Selorm Branttie, Mr. Francis Kofi Korankye-Sakyi, Mr. Manasseh Azure Awuni, Akyaaba Addai – Sebo, Ms. Amma Sarfo-Kantanka, Mr Kwame Mfodwo, Mr Michael Ofori – Akuffo, Dr. Godfred Seidu Jassaw, Nana Kwaku Agyeman, Mr. Appiah Adomako, and Mr. Sulemana Issifu.