No exception for SIM card deactivation

The SIM card deactivation exercise will be conducted without any exception.

Chief Executive Officer of the National Information and Communications Technology Authority, Charles Punaha, said NICTA formally submitted a request to the government for extension to be allowed to the 5 provinces affected by the February 26th earthquake.

However, the government stands firm that ample time was given during the 22 months’ grace period.

“The view is that there was adequate and ample time during the notice period that’s why no exemption will be made to the provinces affected by the earthquake so the deactivation process will be done nationwide,” reaffirmed Punaha.

(NICTA CEO, Charles Punaha filepic)

Carolyn Ure