Ghana High Court allows SIM card re-registration

Ghana High Court allows SIM card re-registration

The Human Rights Division of Ghana's High Court presided over by Barbara Tettey –Charway has struck out the application for an interlocutory injunction to halt the ongoing registration of SIM Cards.


The decision to withdraw the application for an injunction by the applicant followed the filing of an affidavit in opposition by the National Communications Authority (NCA). This stated amongst others that SIM registration is backed by law.

According to local media reports, the applicant who is a private legal practitioner on November 22, sued the National Communications Authority and the owners of telecommunication services in the country over the re-registration of SIM cards.

The applicant was praying to the High Court to stop the collection of personal data of subscribers for the re-registration exercise.

Aside from the originating motion seeking for enforcement of his fundamental human rights to administrative justice, speech, information, and privacy, the applicant also filed an interlocutory injunction to halt the process until the final determination of the case.

In court on Thursday, December 9, 2021, Justice Srem Sai withdrew the application for an interlocutory injunction after the court had said it could not stop the ongoing re-registration before the injunction was heard.

A statement from the NCA says with the determination of the Court, informs the public that the sim card registration is still ongoing.

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