Kojo Kurankye, a.k.a. Ras Kuuku, a prominent reggae and dancehall musician, has threatened legal action against MTN Ghana if his SIM card is ever cut off.
He claims that he is still under contract and that he was required to present identification while registering his SIM card.
According to a previous announcement by Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, a self-service application would be released on Tuesday, August 2, 2022.
She said that users of the App will be able to re-register their SIM cards without needing to visit a network provider’s office.
Unless anything unexpected comes up, she promised that the SIM Registration App will be ready for download this week on both Android and IOS. There will be an additional 5 cedi fee for each app registration.
But her decision has prompted several Ghanaians to express their reservations over the new trend.
On Accra FM on August 4, 2022, Ras Kukuu admitted on air that he had missed the deadline to re-register his SIM card.
My SIM card isn’t activated yet, but I’ve already registered. “I’m under contract with MTN,” he said.
Upon being threatened with disconnection, he said, “Once they disconnect me, I’ll sue MTN because we have a contract, the contract has not been annulled, so why would you disconnect me when I paid and used my ID to register the number?”
This mandatory SIM card registration process is now set to finish on September 30, 2022.