High Court dismisses application for judicial review of SIM re-registration case

Accra, Nov. 24, GNA – An Accra High Court has dismissed an application for judicial review in certiorari as without merit filed by nine subscribers of various Mobile Telecommunication Companies operating in Ghana.

The Court presided over Justice Charles Edward Ekow Baiden also dismissed the application for interim injunction.

The application sought to invoke the supervisory jurisdiction of the Court pursuant to Article 141 of the 1992 Constitution and Order 55 rule 1(a), rule 2 (1)(a) and rule Seven of the Hight Court (Civil Procedure) Rules, 2004 (C.I. 47).

The applicants sought the Court to quash the decision by the Minister of Communications to make the Ghana Card the only registration document.

They also wanted the Court to quash a directive by the Ministry for everyone to register within a certain period or risk their SIM cards being blocked.

The Judge held that the applicants failed to prove that the National Communications Authority acted arbitrarily or in excess of its powers.

Source: Ghana News Agency