Sam Nartey George, the Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram has described as ‘shambolic’ the approach adopted by the Ministry of Communications in the Ghana Card and SIM card registration exercises.
Naming the whole interaction as a ‘wreck’, Sam George said Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful should get a sense of ownership with the difficulties experienced by the public authority and Ghanaians.
Responding to the expansion of the cutoff time for the SIM card re-enlistment by Ursula Owusu-Ekuful on Sunday, July 31, 2022, the Ranking Member on the Parliamentary Select Committee on Communications blamed the Communications Ministry for setting unreachable cutoff times for the enrollment.
“Ursula Owusu faults everybody except herself for the wreck we face today with enrollment.
“The cutoff times she has given are unrealistic and ready to bomb even before initiation. We are questionable the strength of the paid-for application she says would send off 2 days after her cutoff time has slipped by.
“This is a heartbreaking parody of unfortunate strategy choices, shambolic execution plans and a dumbfounded way to deal with innovation carry out.
“Her shambolic public strategy execution would be concentrated on in address rooms across the world as how not to carry out a public arrangement,” he shared via virtual entertainment.
Addressing the order by the Communications Minister for Ghanaians in the diaspora to involve their visa as the record for enlistment, Sam George asked why the public authority that dismissed the utilization of the travel papers by Ghanaian occupants would acknowledge same for inhabitants outside Ghanaians.
“Once more, we see ambiguity in her order to Ghanaians in the diaspora to utilize their Passports. Similar visas she is declining for us to use inside the purview,” he said.
At a press preparation on Sunday, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful declared an expansion of the re-enlistment to September 30, 2022.
She unveiled that from the solace of their homes, Ghanaians can now enlist their sims through an application which would be sent off in the following couple of days. The cycle will anyway cost the Ghanaian GHC5.00.
“Upon discussion, Government has chosen to give a last contingent expansion. The program will be stretched out to September 30 to end on the commemoration of its initiation, that will give us one entire year of SIM re-enrollment,” the clergyman expressed.
“It will be explored toward the finish of this current month [July] and any SIM that has not been completely enlisted toward the finish of August will be banned from specific administrations including voice and information. It will likewise be more costly to utilize unregistered SIMs,” she added.