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Director General of NCA is Telecoms CEO of the Year 2017

The Director General (DG) of the National Communications Authority (NCA) has been awarded the Telecommunications CEO of the Year 2017 (Public Sector) at the 8th Ghana Entrepreneur and Corporate Executive Awards which was held on Saturday, 28th April, 2018 in Accra. The event was under the theme, ‘Enhancing Business Growth through Corporate Entrepreneurship Development’.

 

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  • Mr. Joe Anokye receiving the award

 

Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana (EFG) organised the Ghana Entrepreneur & Executive Awards, in association with the Ministries of Trade and Industry and Business Development to honour outstanding entrepreneurs and corporate executives who have positively impacted the economic growth of Ghana.

 

The Chairman of NCA’s Board of Directors, Mr. Kwaku Sakyi-Addo who was present at the event, congratulated Mr. Anokye for winning the award. He stated that Mr. Anokye’s passion and hard work has shaped the Authority’s work tremendously.

 

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  • Mr. Joe Anokye in a pose with Mr. Kwaku Sakyi-Addo, Board Chairman of the NCA

 

We provide below some of the positive achievements of Mr. Joe Anokye since he took over the mantle of leadership at the Authority in January 2017:

 

  • He has supervised the first of a kind mobile network operator (MNO) merger in the history of the regulator and between two (2) key operators (Airtel Ghana Limited and Millicom – Tigo Ghana Limited), the Authority has also constituted six (6) teams called Service Monitoring Owners to ensure regulatory compliance of the 26 services it regulates.
  • Other achievements over the year include supporting government’s agenda by enabling the MNOs deploy UMTS-900 in unserved and underserved communities to improve data penetration. The NCA has also installed a Network Monitoring System (NMS) that gives full visibility of the core networks of Mobile Network Operators (MNO), as well as the installation of Nemo Invex Equipment to measure all the requisite KPIs pertaining to CDMA, voice quality and LTE. There is also now a complete database on all the network infrastructure of telecom services.
  • The NCA is also on the verge of establishing a Type Approval lab which will be a pioneer to be studied by other regulators on the continent. The Authority, through its newly established cyber security unit set up periodic scanning and mitigation of computer security on the network.
  • The NCA-CERT has been established as the sectorial CERT of the telecommunications industry and falls under the National CERT (CERT-GH).

 

A talented and accomplished Technology Executive, Mr. Anokye has a proven record in leading technology transformation, improvement initiatives and aligning technology services with business objectives. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Ghana’s communication industry and will be instrumental in efforts to expand Ghana’s communication network to support our developmental objectives.

 

Mr. Anokye obtained his first degree in Geodetic Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and his MBA from the University of Maryland University College, USA.

 

He has brought on board a wealth of knowledge and experiences to Ghana’s communications industry and as such, an instrumental asset in efforts to expand Ghana’s communication network in support of our developmental goals.

 

The National Communications Authority is proud to be associated with him.

 

AYEKOO!!!

 

NCA Tower,

No. 6 Airport City, Accra.

Tel: (0)30 – 2776621/2771701 or 050-145-1522/3.

E-mail: info@nca.org.gh

Date – Monday, 30th April, 2018

 

Editor’s Note

About NCA

The National Communications Authority, (NCA), was established by an Act of Parliament, Act 524 in December 1996, which has been repealed and replaced by the National Communications Authority Act, 2008 (Act 769). The Authority is the statutory body mandated to license and to regulate electronic communication activities and services in the country.