Accra High court dismisses interlocutory injunction against Kelni/GVG implementation

| Updated Jul 11, 2018 at 11:38am



An Accra High court has dismissed an interlocutory injunction seeking to stop government from going ahead with the implementation of the common platform to monitor revenue patterns of telecommunication companies. The applicants, Sara Asafu-Adjaye and Maximus Ametorgoh contend that the contract if executed will infringe on their right to privacy.

In his ruling, Justice Anthony Yeboah said the application by the two applicants was based on speculations and public debates. He said they also failed to provide any real evidence to back their claims that their privacy will breached should the contract be executed.

Justice Anthony Yeboah said the court was not convinced that the applicants will suffer irreparable damage should the contract go on, but subsequently the state was likely to suffer irreparable damage should the injunction be granted.

The National Communication Authority, the Ministry of Communications and the Ghana Revenue Authority in their affidavit to the court demonstrated that the monitoring system is not capable of being used to monitor calls and text messages of Ghanaians and that the interest of the system is solely to monitor the telecommunication companies for purposes of revenue collection.