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Kelni-GVG injunction seekers thrown out of court

botchway July 11, 2018

 

By Diana M. Kodie  .

An Accra High Court, presided over by Justice Anthony Yeboah has thrown out the interlocutory injunction filed by Ms Sara Asafu-Adjaye and Mr Maximus Ametorgoh against the Kelni GVG contract with the government because it lacks merits.

In his ruling delivered yesterday, Justice Anthony Yeboah held that the application had no merit and accordingly dismissed it.

According to the court, the two private citizens had failed to establish a prima facie case that the contract will lead to breach of their privacy and that it was clear from the documents filed by the applicants that they had no personal knowledge of the deal.

According to Justice Anthony Yeboah, documents filed by the Ministry of Communications clearly showed that there were measures in place to prevent Kelni GVG from accessing irrelevant data. This, the judge argued, has not been challenged by the telecommunication companies.

Ms Sara Asafu-Adjaye and Mr Maximus Ametorgoh had sought to prevent the Communication Ministry from implementing the $89m telecommunications revenue monitoring contracts awarded to Kelni GVG.

The $89m deal will allow Kelni GVG to operate a common platform that includes the National Communications Authority (NCA) and the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) by connecting into the entire switch of the physical network nodes of the telecommunication operators.

The Kelni GVG contract is expected to improve revenue mobilisation from the telecommunication sector and also check simboxing.

The two applicants had argued in their suit that the deal will allow Kelni GVG have access to their private data, which is a violation of their right to privacy

An application for interlocutory injunction was filed seeking to abrogate the implementation of the deal until the determination of their suit.

 

 

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