Consumer Advocacy Centre sues NCA over unregistered SIM cards

17 May 2019

Ghanaian consumer protection group the Consumer Advocacy Centre (CAC) has filed a lawsuit in the High Court accusing the the country’s telecoms regulator, the National Communications Authority (NCA), of failing to uphold the law on SIM card registration and regulation, reports The CAC claims consumers are losing significant amounts of money to criminals who import illegally registered SIM cards with the intention of committing fraud. The lawsuit seeks to compel the NCA to enforce existing legislation that requires all SIM cards to be registered at designated offices for easy authentication. According to Benjamin Essuman of the CAC: ‘These criminal activities are possible as a result of violations and sidestepping brought about by the flagrant disregard for LI 2006.’