Legal Instruments

Legal Instruments

The operations of the National Communications Authority are guided by a number of Legal Instruments. These include Acts of Parliament, Regulations, Executive Instruments, etc.

National Communications Authority Act, 2008 (Act 769)

An Act to establish the NCA as the central body to licence and regulate communications activities and services in the country; and provide for related purposes.

Electronic Communications Act of Ghana, 2008 (Act 775)

An Act that provides for the regulation of electronic communications, the regulation of broadcasting, the use of electronic-magnetic spectrum and for related matters.

Electronic Communications Amendment Act, 2009 (ACT 786)

An Act to amend the Electronic Communications Act, 2008 (Act 775) to provide the minimum rate for international incoming electronic communication traffic and for related matters.

Electronic Transactions Act, 2008 (Act 772)

An Act to amend the Electronic Communications Act, 2008 (Act 775) to provide the minimum rate for international incoming electronic communication traffic and for related matters.

National Information Technology Agency, 2008 (Act 771)

An Act to establish an agency to regulate information communications technology in Ghana.

Communications Service Tax (Amendment)Act, 2013 (Act 754)

An Act to amend the Communications Service Tax (Amendment)Act, 2013 (Act 754) to provide for an increase in the Tax rate and for related matters.

Communications Service Tax (Ammendment) Act, 2019 (Act 998)

An Act to amend the Communications Service Tax ACT, 2008 (Act 754) to provide for an increase in the Tax rate and for related matters.

Cybersecurity Act, 2020 (Act 1038)

AN ACT to establish the Cyber Security Authority; to regulate cybersecurity activities in the country; to promote the development of cybersecurity in the country and to provide for related matters.

Electronic Communications (Rules of Procedure of the Electronic Communications Tribunal) Regulations, 2016 (L.I. 2235)

These Regulations are made to provide for the rules of procedure of the Electronic Communications Tribunal.

Electronic Communications (Interconnect Clearinghouse Services) Regulations, 2016 (L.I. 2234)

These Regulations are made to regulate a. Activities of network operators and service providers who connect and route national and international traffic through an internet clearing house b. Operations of an interconnect clearing house licensed by the Authority.

Electronic Communications Regulations , 2011 (L.I. 1991)

These Regulations are made to give effect to the provisions of the Electronic Communications Act, 2008 (Act 775).

Subscriber Identity Module Registration Regulations, 2011 (L.I. 2006)

These Regulations are made to provide a process for the registration of a Subscriber Identity Module for Subscribers of Network Operators.

Mobile Number Portability Regulations, 2011 (L.I. 1994)

These Regulations are made to provide a process for subscribers to transfer from one mobile telecommunications service provider to another whilst retaining the mobile number allocated by the service provider from whom the subscriber is transferring.

National Identification Registration Regulations 2012 (L.I. 21111)

These Regulations are made to provide a process for national identity registration.

Data Protection Act, 2012

National Telecommunications Policy (NTP-2005)

National Communications Regulations, 2003 (L.I.1719)

National Broadband Policy and Implementation Strategy

National Identification Authority Act, 2006 (Act 707)

National Identity Register Act, 2008 (750)

Mast & Towers Guidelines

This is a set of guidelines for the institution of a one-stop-shop permitting scheme for the deployment of communication towers.

Unsolicited Electronic Communications Guidelines

This was developed to regulate the transmission of Unsolicited Electronic Communications in Ghana. The Guidelines has been withdrawn effective 1st August, 2021(http://localhost/2021/08/06/management-of-unwanted-calls-and-text-messages-2/).

Special Numbering Resources Guidelines

This was developed to provide a regulatory framework for the efficient and continuous administration of the numbering resources.

Type Approval Guidelines

The Type Approval Guidelines has been issued to enforce Section 3 (n) of the Act, which empowers the NCA to certify and ensure the testing of Electronic Communications Equipment for compliance with international standards, environmental health and safety standards including electromagnetic radiation and emissions.

Guidelines for Television White Spaces (TVWS) Data Services

These Guidelines has been introduced to allow data radio transmitters to operate in the UHF band, which is allocated on a primary basis to broadcast television services, on frequencies and at locations where that spectrum is not assigned to licensed services, while protecting licensed television broadcasting users operating in these frequencies from receiving harmful interferences.