A new ultra modern Head Office of the National Communications Authority (NCA) christened ‘ NCA Tower ‘ has been commissioned by the Communications Minister Dr. Edward Omane – Boamah.
In his inaugural address at commissioning ceremony in Accra, the Sector Minister, hinted that the government is committed to resourcing the NCA to fullest in order to deliver its mandate effectively.
He therefore commended the management and staff for decentralizing its operations by putting up permanent offices at the seven regions.
Dr. Omane – Boamah , also lauded the Board , management and staff of the Authority for using their internally generated funds to build the huge edifice.
The Director -General of the NCA , Mr. William Tevie, stated that the NCA Tower was built with its stakeholders in mind.
“For our staff the NCA Tower means an improved working environment , for our customers there will be more space to meet and engage with us and their service providers to address their complaints.
For our operators , adequate meeting rooms to discuss ongoing regulatory projects and for the ordinary Ghanaian, this goes to improve that once we have i can do attitude combined with effective leadership , we will succeed” , he emphasized.
The Director -General also averred that the building is one the numerous achievements recorded over the twenty-year period. ” The NCA started with one of the offices in Accra in Accra in 1996 .
Today , in addition to Accra , the Authority has 7 regional offices in Ho , Sunyani , Koforidua , Bolgatanga , Kumasi , Takoradi and Tamale”, he noted.
This is to enable the Authority bring its services closer to the communities also to facilitate effective monitoring of spectral resources as well as the quality of service delivered by Operators to the consumers in various regions.
“Having completed this building , we shall discuss the feasibility of constructing our buildings in these regional offices as against continuing to rent”, he hinted.
However, he expressed gratitude to the various members and Directors for their efforts and gave assurance that the current Board of Directors , Management and Staff will build on their legacies.
The Board Chairman , Mr .Eugene Baffoe – Bonnie, indicated that the office complex will solidify Ghana’s position in the sub- region as a communications regulator par excellence.
“The office complex marks the Authority’s growth from our beginning of twenty years ago and shows the world what the NCA as regulator has become by sharing our most treasured technical capabilities with regulators in the sub region”, he added.
The inauguration ceremony attracted some key stakeholders of the NCA such as the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association , Ghana ICT Chamber , Ghana Journalists Association and Telecoms Chamber and others.
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.
The Authority thus, regulates all commerce and activities and initiatives in the communications space in the country regardless of the technology employed.
By: Isaac Kofi Dzokpo