Former President John Mahama is unhappy with the way the ruling government is handling the ongoing SIM card re-registration process.
Mahama has revealed that despite going through the process to have his SIM cards properly re-registered, he was unable to make and receive calls for two days when government decided to roll out punitive measures against mobile phone subscribers who have not re-registered their SIM cards.
In an interview on TV3 monitored by Kasatintin.com, John Mahama suggested to government that with ‘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’, Mahama added ‘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’.
According to the former President, some of his staff also had their phone calls blocked.
He said ‘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’.