the artificial nation Ghana which i'm 'fortuned' or 'misfortuned' to be a citizen of but from which i long ago re-claimed my personal sovereignty has decided to have registered all mobile-phone sim-cards in use and I PROTEST.
apparently some people are having wet dreams that they are bound to bust more criminals once they have people register their sims bcos criminals use mobile phones too. and i don't see the farce!!!
recently someone initiated a text message that did not allow people good sleep and rendered Ghanaians almost to a sorry-pity for fear of the occurrence of an earthquake that only proved to be a hoax. Pal, to be frank with you, i was very excited about the idea of the hoax. i actually went like "wow"! that someone came up with such an idea that would make people run out of their beds in hasty-frenzy in search of escape routes from earthquake while mobile companies who make lower returns in the night (off-peak) got a good opportunity to cash in on all the frantic calls.
later i met some people who expressed worry over the hoax that it could have lead to heart attacks or even deaths etc. Yes! it's true that people could have died bcos of a simple hoax on a whole nation but so too people die out of merry making like football victory celebrations. the victories of the black stars in SA has lead to the death of some. so should we stop playing football? indeed on the flip side such a hoax to me serves as a good alert of natural disasters whose occurrence we should be mindful of and be prepared for those inevitable situations.
but instead of people looking at the positive side of this issue which means that there's no absolute rule that it's a totally bad case, we have been told to register our sim cards so that next time the originator of such a hoax would be busted!!! for what purpose pal? i don't get it!!!
tomorrow is the deadline and i'm still wondering whether i should continue using a mobile phone at all. i just hate this whole registration of sim idea. indeed i left the MTN network bcos their customer service staff told me they could not help me get a replacement for my lost chip bcos i did not register it. I told them even if they were going to give me a fortune for that registration i would not do it and that i had done a replacement before and that they should check their database for my records but they would not yield. so i walked away to another network. this was some 5 years ago. Pal, i've really tried to capture that story in this few words. it was more dramatic that it reads here. and now this needless one!!!
really all i need my phone for is to be able to make calls that would go through and secondly remain connected till either of the conversing parties ends the call. so i don't want to register!!! i just don't want to!
Pal, simply i believe sometimes some people just ejaculate at the wrong time and it ends up giving them illusions!!!
so I PROTEST!!!