An Accra Human Rights Court has adjourned the second aspect of the Kelni GVG Case involving two private Ghanaian citizens, Sara Asafo-Adjei and Maximus Amertogoh, to July 10 2018.
The move, according to the Presiding Judge Justice Anthony Yeboah is to enable the counsel for the Ghana Revenue Authority to respond to some of the issues raised in the application filed by the state.
The two dragged the Communications Ministry, Attorney General, the National Communications Authority and six others including the GRA to court seeking among others, to prevent the Ministry of Communications and other defendants from allowing a third party, Kelni GVG, to have access to their private data.
They want the Minister of Communication, the National Communication Authority, Ghana Revenue Authority, Attorney General, Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications and the telecommunications networks to cease the traffic monitoring.
They want from the court, “an 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 described from implementing and operationalising the Common Platform until the final determination of this suit.”
The plaintiffs further argue that the “intended implementation of the Common Platform constitutes a real threat to the enjoyment of their fundamental human rights to privacy and for which reason on 8 June 2018, applicants commence an action against the respondents for the reliefs endorsed therein.”
Government’s $89 million deal with GVG/Kelni for the design, development and implementation of a common platform for traffic monitoring, revenue assurance and mobile money monitoring has come under a lot of scrutiny, especially from policy think tank, Imani Africa.