NCA Bags 3 Awards at 2024 GITTA Awards

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NCA Bags 3 Awards at 2024 GITTA Awards

June 10, 2024 – The National Communications Authority (NCA) has received three prestigious awards in recognition of its outstanding contributions to the telecommunications sector in Ghana. The Authority was honored at the 13th Ghana Information Technology and Telecoms Awards (GITTA), which was held at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra on Friday, June 7, 2024.

The NCA and its leadership were honoured with the ‘Regulator of the Year’ and the ‘Regulatory Team of the Year’ awards respectively, while the Director General, Dr. Joe Anokye, was also conferred with the prestigious ‘Telecoms Man of the Year’ award.

Prof. Ezer Osei Yeboah-Boateng, Deputy Director-General for Technical Operations
and some staff of the NCA receiving the award

During the year under review, the NCA has spearheaded several transformative initiatives including;

  1. Bilateral Free Roaming Agreements: The National Communications Authority (NCA), Ghana and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Côte d’Ivoire (ARTCI) under the leadership of their respective Ministries (Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation (MoCD), Ghana/Ministry for Communication and Digital Economy, Côte d’Ivoire) launched bilateral roaming services between the two Countries. The service was launched on 14th June, 2023 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
  2. Support for the National Media Commission (NMC): The NCA provided support to the National Media Commission (NMC) to unveil a Toll Free number (0800-419-666) and launch the operations of a Broadcast Content Complaints Centre (BCCC).  The establishment of the BCCC is to enable the public report unwholesome and inappropriate content on TV or radio. The Centre is situated within the National Communications Authority’s Broadcasting Monitoring Centre (BMC).
  • Introduction of Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB): The NCA initiated a pilot project for Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) in Accra and Kumasi. This pioneering digital revolution positions Ghana as a leader in DAB technology in West Africa and the fourth country to deploy such technology.

These achievements, amongst others, highlight the Authority’s commitment to advancing the telecommunications landscape in Ghana, ensuring regulatory excellence and best practices, and promoting technological innovation. The awards are also a testament of the NCA’s pivotal role in shaping the future of communication in Ghana.

The 13th Ghana Information Technology and Telecoms Awards (GITTA) 2024 brought together leading tech companies, executives, innovators, and policymakers from Ghana. The event was powered by the Digital Economy Magazine, a publication of the ISO-certified InstinctWave Group.

Photograph of the Awards on display