Newly appointed Chairman of the Board of NCA, Kwaku Sakyi Addo

By Nana Appiah Acquaye, Accra, Ghana

The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications Chief Executive Officer, Kwaku Sakyi Addo, has been appointed as the Chairman of the Board of the National Communications Authority (NCA) by the government.

His elevation to occupy the high office of Ghana’s telecom industry regulator and to supervise its operations leaves him with no option than to vacate his current position as the CEO of the Ghana Telecom Chamber which he is accredited with building from nothing to it current significant position in the telecommunications industry.

In a statement issued in Accra by the Chamber and signed by the Head of Communications and Research, Derek Laryea, it noted that apart from being the advocate for the operators, the Chamber had over the years built a niche for itself as a thought-leader in industry issues with Sakyi-Addo contributing immensely to the growing understanding of the telecommunications industry.

The statement quoted Ms. Yolanda Cuba, CEO of Vodafone Ghana and Chairperson of the Governing Council of the Chamber as saying “Kwaku has made a significant impact during his tenure with the Chamber. He has built a strong organization focused on our industry’s priorities and advocating effectively on behalf of mobile operators and infrastructure sharing companies across the country.”

“We are naturally disappointed that Kwaku has decided to move on to a new opportunity, but we wish him every success as he takes this next exciting step in his career,” Cuba added.
According to the statement Sakyi-Addo said: “I am very proud of the work that the Chamber has done in aligning our members around key industry initiatives, driving important advocacy programs and building an enviable industry association. I’m grateful to the Governing Council, our entire membership and, of course, the Chamber staff for their support over the last six years.”

The statement said the Telecoms Chamber would announce Sakyi-Addo’s successor in due course.

The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunication is an industry association and a private initiative by the mobile network operators in Ghana. We are an advocacy institution established to help direct telecommunications policy, legislation and regulation, and pursue research towards the development of telecommunications.

As the voice of the mobile operators and tower companies in Ghana, we work through direct engagements with government (institutions), civil society, key stakeholders and consumers to shape the mobile ecosystem and maximize the socio-economic benefits of mobile in Ghana. The Chamber was registered in 2010 and inaugurated in 2011.

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