National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress, NDC, Sammy Gyamfi, has berated the Minister for Communication and Digitalisation over her decision to block some functions of unregistered SIM cards.
Speaking in a Woezor TV interview, Sammy Gyamfi said that the action of Ursula Owusu-Ekuful is unacceptable since there are no laws backing the sanction she is currently implementing.
“Before you can impose sanctions on anybody, the essence for which you are imposing the sanctions must be clearly defined in written law and the punishment for same clearly defined.
“So, what law gives the Minister of Communication and the NCA (National Communication Authority) the authority and the right to restrict some cards of persons who have not re-registered their SIM cards or have not registered their SIM cards?
“Nobody is against what the government is trying to do linking Ghana Card to SIM cards to fight crime and all that but we are saying once you are touching punishment, make sure there is a law backing it,” he said.
The NDC Communications Director added that the action of the minister is making a lot of Ghanaians lose their businesses.
He, therefore, urged the minister to apologise to the people of Ghanaians and reverse her ‘senseless’ order.