Some mobile network subscribers have said they are experiencing interruptions with their phone service, following the sanctions imposed by the National Communications Authority (NCA).
The displeased users, who have been expressing their discomfort on social media, indicated that they are unable to make outgoing calls but can receive only incoming ones.
According to some, they received messages from their service providers that their SIM cards have been blocked ‘partially’ for two days due to their failure to re-register them using the Ghana Card.
Joke, joke, MTN has blocked my sim from making calls😂😂😂😆 I can only receive calls but I can’t make calls. I’ll still not register baba #stubbornAcademy— Kwame Isotopes (@KwameIsotopes) September 8, 2022
“MTN has blocked my SIM from making calls; I can only receive calls but I can’t make calls. Like play, like play I can’t make calls.
“Why is MTN the only telco forcing the SIM re-registration process? I have gone through the process of registering my Ghana Card and I still don’t have my card because of reasons best known to NIA,” some subscribers lamented in twitter posts.
Aah MTN block outgoing calls then left incoming ones. Them also blocked SMS. What is this?— Kinaata Associate 🔴💙 (@KingNIMWELL) September 8, 2022
When this this girl calls me, How I go fit explain to her that it's not intentional that I haven't called her since last night. Big trouble for me 😭
It appears not only MTN subscribers are facing the latest restrictions in phone calls and text messages.
AirtelTigo users who are yet to register their SIM cards are equally being restricted in the number of mobile services they can enjoy.
Vodafone cutting me off service so I register my sim card😂. You'll have a nice day erh 😂.— Asigbey🇬🇭 (@whynot_boobs) September 8, 2022
This comes a day after the Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, asked mobile telephone subscribers not to blame their service providers for failure to register their SIM cards.
She said a full raft of punitive measures will soon be rolled out against those who fail to register their SIM cards using the Ghana Card.
Why is MTN the only telco forcing the sim re-registration process🙄— Sey Banku❤🇬🇭♋ (@sey_amen_) September 8, 2022
I have gone through the process of registering my Gh Card and I still don't have my card because of reason best known to NIA, should I use my girlfriend to go and register my sim card.
This doesn't make sense.
But the Minority in Parliament has stressed that the Minister will suffer the consequences for throwing her weight behind the NCA sanctions.
According to a member of the Communications Committee of Parliament, Sam George, this is not the best way to approach the issue.
The group has, therefore, decided to reject the 2023 budgetary allocation for the Communications Ministry should the Sector Minister not heed calls to slow down on the SIM card re-registration exercise.
“The Minister can choose to use her administrative powers in a manner that she pleases, but she should not cry foul when we also as members of the Minority choose to use our parliamentary powers to refuse to hear her budget for 2023.
“This is not blackmail because if the Minister is acting irresponsibly and illegally, then this cannot be said to be blackmailing. Since October last year, we tried to talk reason to her, technical people have explained to her why her route is wrong, but she is recalcitrant and when you have a recalcitrant child, you use what the Bible says, the rod of correction,” he said in a JoyNews interview.
Taxi Driver you no register your Sim card way MTN block you aaa you go stripe Naked at their office dey curse them😂 we need to stop Bibinii cos herh 😂— TWO TERTY 🇳🇬🇬🇭 (@Aboa_Banku1) September 8, 2022
MTN fu) kraa wah be this err...😒— Loxy_Wan🕊️ (@LoxyWan1) September 8, 2022
By force say mke we register?? 😸💔
Why should MTN block his sim is it 30th September yet, secondly when you go to the NIA they tell u there are no cards so how do one register his or her sim, this country ankasa dierr hmm— KNOT9ICE (@Etienne37917821) September 8, 2022
I don’t blame MTN ,how do you people expect me to register a SIM card you people registered in other people name then sold to me with my Ghana Card ?ic you knew this would be the issue why did you sell already registered sim to us in the first place ?rydnow we can’t make calls— Ernest Atuahene (@ErnestAtuahene3) September 8, 2022
Them give you about 1 year say go register your sim cards, you say you be hard, so you no go do. Them block your sim a, ebi now you take sharp go MTN office dey go curse. Yet this same people want Ghana to be like U.S.A within a short time.😂 Ebi gyimie or what? Smh 🤦♂️— Kasoa Legend🔰🇬🇭 🇳🇬 (@NoMistake_) September 8, 2022
Dem block my MTN from making calls but still ago take browse.If they won’t come to my house to register me aa they should dey there tswww— Virgin Breaker🌈🌦 (@kushy_blake) September 8, 2022
Ibi mtn wey go loose big cos many have still not registered. That’s the irony. If they don’t have Ghana Card how do they register?🧐. The Ghanaian is naturally stubborn 😂 https://t.co/FfnpNaQGYC— NEW DAWN💰👌🏾🔥 (@FranklinRAnder1) September 8, 2022
Chale now if you want make call on your MTN number wey you not register all you go hear be " chukuchakachukuchaka* Ursula talk dem say make Dem miaa we ooo 😅😅 me ko MTN office hc— Jollof Hene (@jollof_hene) September 8, 2022
Register your sim you say no😂you go join stubborn academy wey MTN take do you a wadwa 🤣🤣you’ve not seen anything yet.— Obaa Afya(Jersey plug 🔌) (@HipsyAfya) September 8, 2022
Mtn has started blocking outgoing calls for those who haven’t register the sim but we the stubborn academy de3 we go use WhatsApp calls 😂😂😂😂— Dr.Revvy (@revvyderhymes) September 8, 2022
My Mtn I only Dey take browse ..ago take Vodafone do calls. If they won’t come to my house and register the Sim for me make them block am— Don (@Opresii) September 8, 2022
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