September 29, 2013

The Member of Parliament for Botianor Ngleshie Amanfro constituency, Bright Demordzi has charged the National Communication Authority (NCA) to “live up to expectation.”

“The NCA must live up to expectation; they must whip the telcos; that is the most important thing,” he said.

According to him, the failure of the NCA to punish faulting telcos has led to low patronage of the Mobile Number Portability (MNP).

The MNP is a system which allows mobile telephony customers to move from one service provider to another whilst retaining their old mobile number.

There have been over 800,000 ports since its inception two years ago.

However, Bright Demordzi who is also a member of Parliament’s Communications Committee has indicated that few people are porting because almost all of the operators offer poor services.

“Because all the telcos are not performing, the Mobile Number Portability is even not working. The quality of service is bad so what you need to do is to go and buy three to four sims and have four mobile phones in your hand…that is why nobody is moving, nobody is porting because if you port, it is useless,” he lamented.

Mr. Demordzi therefore suggested that the NCA must strictly follow “their own guidelines and schedule of punishing the telcos.”