Ghana has joined the rest of the world today in observing the 2019 World Telecommunications and Information Society Day (WTISD) under the theme “Bridging the standardisation gap”. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the celebration since its inception in 1969.
The day was observed to raise awareness of the importance of the theme as well as encourage the implementation of international standards in Ghana’s communications sector in the bid to bridge the digital divide.
The event, organised by the National Communications Authority (NCA) in conjunction with the Ministry of Communications, was celebrated in a form of a knowledge sharing workshop on Friday and preceded by a 3-day Open Day. The Open Day which took place from 13-15 May, 2019 witnessed the NCA open its doors for interest groups and stakeholders such as Manufacturers and Dealers of Electronic Communications Equipment (ECE), tertiary students, media and the general public to visit its state-of-the-art Type Approval Laboratories as well as its various Monitoring Centers, including the NCA-CERT and Network Monitoring Centre.
Welcoming participants to the celebrations, the Director General of the NCA, Mr. Joe Anokye indicated that within the last few years, the NCA had invested heavily in technical monitoring equipment which enables the NCA play its regulatory role and ensure compliance of all required QoS Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the satisfaction of the end user – amongst the equipment acquired included the Network Monitoring System and the Nemo Quality of Service System for Drive Tests etc.
He also commended staff of the Authority for the key roles they play within the ITU structure, especially active and leadership roles in the ITU-T standardisation work.