NDC politician John Mahama has accused the NCA of blocking his sim card for two days despite his registration.
In an interview with TV3, the former president expressed regret that, despite the fact that he and members of his staff had reregistered their SIM cards, they had been blocked.
“The SIM registration, you can even start with new SIM cards and say that ‘No Ghana Card, No SIM card’ if you are purchasing. So we can start at that point while we mop up the others in the system.
“But if you say by September 30th, everybody must have it or else we will take punitive actions against you…your data will be more expensive, we will block your outgoing calls and so on and so forth, that’s a major problem.
“And I must say I suffered a bit of that experience with the call barring. On one of my phones, my outgoing calls were not going through. My SIM was blocked for two days. They have turned it back on. We went through the process of registering.
“They said it wasn’t registered properly. That’s the kind of information I got, we didn’t complete the exercise and yet they came here and sat with us and did SIM registration here and we called them to my office and so all my staff and everybody went through the registration but most of my staff found their calls blocked,”
The good news is that the NCA has reversed its earlier order requiring telecom providers to block calls from users who have not registered their SIM cards.