NCA Staff Make Ghana Proud at the World Telecommunications Standardisation Assembly (WTSA-20)


NCA Staff Make Ghana Proud at the World Telecommunications Standardisation Assembly (WTSA-20)

Ghana has been appointed to the Telecommunications Standardisation Advisory Group (TSAG) Vice Chairmanship position at the just ended World Telecommunications Standardization Assembly (WTSA) organised by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in Geneva, Switzerland from 1st to 9th March, 2022. The event also saw Ghana being appointed as Vice Chairs for four (4) other ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) Study Groups (SG) as follows:

Name of Appointed RepresentativeITU-T Position
Mr. Yaw Boamah BaafiSG 2 Vice Chair – Operational Aspects
Mr. Frederick AsumanuSG 3 Vice Chair – Economic and Policy Issues
Mr. Kofi Ntim Yeboah-KordiehSG 11 Vice Chair – Protocols and Test Specifications
Mr. Kwadwo Osafo-MaafoSG 17 Vice Chair – Security

This comes after the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation (MoCD) in collaboration with the National Communications Authority (NCA) submitted qualified candidates for the positions.

The appointment of these candidates put Ghana in a strategic position to continue with the frontiers of influencing global standardization policy making at the ITU, taking into account the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which Ghana is a co-chair. Ghana will also consolidate her gains over the years at the ITU towards the bid for the 5th re-election to the ITU Council, as well as Radio Regulations Board (RRB) for 2023 – 2026 during the Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-22) in September, 2022.