Hon Samuel George Nartey
March 23, 2022

The Minority side of the Communications Committee has taken a swipe at the Minister for Communications and Digitalisation Ursula Owusu Ekuful and the Director General of the National Identification Authority (NIA) Kenneth Agyeman Attafuah as being responsible for the juries that occurred during the sim card registration on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at the NCA head office.

According to them the directives given are absolutely untenable and do not make sense technically for sim card registration to be done before March 31, 2022 otherwise sim cards would be deactivated.

At a press conference addressed by the Deputy Raking member of the Committee Samuel George Nartey, per the NCA’s own report two weeks ago less than eight million Ghanaians have registered whiles there are over forty million active sim cards.

“We expect a proactive Ministry and Agency to by now announce extension of the exercise. We do not know what is holding them back or the fear that they would be called incompetent and the injuries occurring all because of the fear of the deadline”.

He further called for the reversal of the policy directives and apologies rendered to the families of the victims; and in addition the NIA office is a National Security zone which should not see more than hundred people there since it houses bio data of Ghanaians.

“They must stop the mass registration and rather channel their resources to the district offices of NIA as today it is a stampede, tomorrow a different thing might happen; we cannot handle with all the numbers there”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com