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Communications Minister inaugurates NCA Board Of Directors

Accra July 9, GNA – A
newly constituted Board of Directors, mandated to ensure the proper and
effective performance of the functions of the National Communications Authority
(NCA), has been inaugurated by Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister of
Communications.

A statement signed by
Nana Defie Badu, the Director, Consumer and Corporate Affairs, NCA and copied
to the Ghana News Agency said the members of the Board, which is chaired by Mr
Kwaku Sakyi-Addo were appointed by the President in accordance with Article 70
of the 1992 Constitution.

Other Members of the
Board are; Mr Joseph Anokye, Kwabena Adu-Boahene, Mr Bernard Forson, Mr Philip
Asare Kwame Ayesu, Mrs Susan Barbara Adjorkor Boye Kumapley, Mr Paul Adom
–Otchere and Mr David Gyewu

The Minister charged
the Board with the responsibility of ensuring that the NCA delivered on its
mandate.

She entreated the
sworn-in board to work with all stakeholders to ensure the harmonious
implementation of the National Communications Policy for the continuing
development of the Information Communication Technology infrastructure and
Services for public interest and in the spirit of public-private partnership.

Mrs Owusu-Ekuful said
the Board was expected to use its expertise and various background to enrich
the strategic decision making process to guide the management of the NCA to
deliver on strategic initiative in the sector to meet the challenges in
creating a robust and secure information and knowledge society in Ghana.

She urged members to
comply with the provision in section10(1) and (2) in Act 769, which enjoined
members to disclose their interests and also register with the Minister, a
written declaration of such interest before assuming office for the sake of
accountability.

On behalf of his
colleague Board members, Mr Sakyi-Addo expressed gratitude to the President and
the Minister for the responsibility entrusted to them and assured them that
they would not fail the people of Ghana.

Members of the Board
shall hold office for a period not exceeding four years and are eligible for
re-appointment but a member shall not be appointed for more than two terms.
This does not apply to the Director-General.

The Board comprise:
The Chairperson; the Director-General appointed   under  
section 16; One representative of the National Security Council,
National Media Commission and Ministry of Communications, not below the rank of
a Director.

There should also be a
one person with experience and expertise in    
communications; and three other persons at least one of whom is a woman
and each of whom has knowledge of expertise in electrical engineering, law,
business or public administration.

The 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.

GNA

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