Court throws out MTN's case against NCA

Court throws out MTN's case against NCA

- The High Court has thrown out MTN's lawsuit against the regulator, NCA

- The court dismissed MTN’s case and also awarded a cost of GH¢10,000 against the giant mobile network company

- The court's ruling means the NCA can now take remedial measures against MTN in order to promote competition and protect other mobile network operators and consumers

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An Accra High Court on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, dismissed an application by MTN seeking to quash the directive of the National Communication Authority to classify it as a significant market player in the telecommunications industry.

The court, in a 33-page ruling, dismissed the case while awarding a cost of GHc10,000 against MTN. reports that by the decision of the court presided over by Justice Samuel Asiedu, the NCA can now take measures to promote competition to protect the interest of other mobile service operators and consumers.

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MTN Ghana CEO, Selorm Adadevoh. Source: MTN/Facebook
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In a statement, MTN said despite consultations with NCA, the company was left with no choice than to resort to the court to seek redress.

MTN described the government’s move as “unfair” and said the decision to go to court, was a “difficult” move.

The Ministry of Communications on June 9, 2020, announced that the telecommunication industry was facing “glaring disparities” and “imbalances” which it said was unhealthy for competition.

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According to a statement signed by the Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the new policies were meant to correct the imbalance in the telecommunication market. earlier reported that the National Service Scheme (NSS) has disclosed that the 2020/2021 service period will officially commence on Monday, 7 September 2020.

A statement released by the Secretariat on Monday, August 31, 2020, indicated that it has released postings of 86,478 eligible graduates from accredited tertiary institutions.

Additionally, postings of private registrants who enrolled for the 2020/2021 national service to various user agencies across Ghana have been released.

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