Member Parliament for Gomoa West, Alexander Abban has assured that the government will not violate on the privacy rights of citizens as KelniGVG connects with the Telcos.
According to him, government’s number one interest is to monitor and maximise revenue collection in the telecommunications industry.
Two persons have sued the government over theÂ traffic monitoring, revenue assurance and mobile money monitoring Common Platform.
According to these persons, the arrangement will infringe on the privacy rights of people.
Speaking to Citi News, Alexander Abban said in spite of the concerns; the government won’t breach the privacy of the public.
â€œI donâ€™t think we have absolute protection of privacy whether, by contract by or whether by their or their operation, they have access to it. They are not misbehaving with it, it must not be seen as though people who are going to do this do not have any restraints at all and that it is going to be misused, the primary intention of government would not be to listen in on peoples conversation, it is to monitor in real time how much money they are making, so that they will be able to exact appropriate tax,â€�
Two individuals, Sara Asafu-Adjaye and Maximus Amertogoh, have filed a case restraining the government from implementing the Common Platform whichÂ Kelni GVG was set to perform.
Before the suit, the Ministry of Communication had issued a deadline of June 11, 2018, for the telcos to connect to the platform or face sanctions.
However, the GhanaÂ ChamberÂ ofÂ Telecommunications has been joined to the said lawsuit.
The critical relief is â€œan order of interlocutory injunction restraining the respondents, whether, by themselves, their servants, workmen, hirelings, agents, privies or any persons claiming under or through them, whosoever descrived from implementing and operationalising the Common Platform until the final determination of thisÂ suit.â€�
By: Farida Yusif/citinewsroom.com/Ghana
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