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NCA Explains Basics of Broadcasting Authorisation, Etc. to Parliamentary Press Corp

Accra, June 28, 2019: The National Communications Authority (NCA) has organized a training session for the Parliamentary Press Corp on aspects of its regulatory activities which include Broadcasting Authorisation, Licensing, Consumer Protection, Type Approval amongst others. The training which was organized at the behest of the Parliamentary Press Corp was intended to arm the journalists with the requisite knowledge to enable them better understand the mandate of the NCA.

 

Addressing the participants, Nana Defie Badu, Director for Consumer and Corporate Affairs of the NCA, underscored the importance of engaging the media. She stated that the training will boost participants’ knowledge in communications reporting and the right information will be relayed to the appropriate stakeholders. Mrs. Badu reiterated that the NCA is keen on letting journalists and the public appreciate the scope of its mandate and how it is executing same for the benefit of the country.

 

The Director for the Legal Division, Dr. Poku Adusei stressed the importance of stakeholders to adhere to the Regulations that guide activities in the Communications Industry especially License Conditions.  He encouraged all stakeholders to learn about factors in the communications industry that affect them, a typical example is the mounting of Masts and Towers, some communities do not want mast to be mounted in their communities, but they expect good quality of service. He said it was important for license and authorisation holders to have a keen interest in the conditions of their authorizations and licenses to avoid breaching them and incurring sanctions or other punitive measures.

 

The Dean of the Parliamentary Press Corp, Nana Agyemang Birikorang, expressed the appreciation of his colleagues to the Management of the Authority for giving them the opportunity to know more about the Authority. He reiterated that the corp serves as a link between Parliament and the public, and it was therefore important they get abreast with functions of an entity such as the NCA so they are able to adequately report on matters concerning the NCA in particular, and the communications industry in general.