NCA to mark 20th anniversary with Symposium on Regulations

By Nana Appiah Acquaye, Accra, Ghana

Ghana’s National Communications Authority is set to hold a two day symposium in Accra as part of events to mark its 20th anniversary as a regulator.

The Minister of Communication will open the symposium with a keynote address on the theme: The Role of Regulation in Development.

Speakers scheduled for the event includes a representative from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), West Africa, Mr. Ali Drissa Badie, the Chief Executive Officer of MTN Ghana, Mr Ebenezer Twum Asante, Representative of Nigeria Communication Commission, Yelinde Akinloye, and the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Telecom Chamber, Kwaku Sakyi Addo, among others.

Among the topics to be discussed at the event are The Future of Telecommunications and expected impact on the Industry in Africa-(Internet of Things, Big Data, etc.), Improving Rural Communications: policies, strategies and regulatory interventions, Prospects of data uptake and OTT Services, Opportunities and Threats for the Telecommunications Industry, Prospects of Digital Financial Services in the African Telecommunication Space with special regards to MPESA and Has Digitization Redefined the Boundaries of Market Definition are among topics that will be discussed at the upcoming event.

The main objective of the symposium is to create a platform for telecommunication policy makers, national telecommunication regulators, user groups and industry experts to exchange information and experiences on the issue of ICT deployment and development in Africa in relation to global development trends.

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