Accra, 15th November, 2016 – The Hon. Minister for Communications, Dr. Edward Omane-Boamah has commissioned the new ultra modern Head Office of the National Communications Authority (NCA) in Accra today.
Known as the NCA Tower, the building is located in the airport city. It comprises 11 floors including 2 underground parking levels and 3 elevators. Being an equal opportunities employer and making the facilities open to all consumers, the NCA tower is specially adopted for the physically challenged, it has elevators with audio prompts for visually challenged.
In his keynote address Dr. Omane-Boamah said government is committed to resourcing the NCA to deliver on its mandate. He commended the NCA management and staff for decentralizing its operations by putting up permanent offices at seven regions. He also commended Board, Management and staff of the Authority for using their internally generated funds to build this huge edifice.
In his welcome address, the Director-General of the NCA, Mr. William Tevie said the NCA Tower was built with its stakeholders in mind. He said, “for our staff the NCA Tower means an improved working environment, for our consumers 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 prove that once we have a can do attitude combined with effective leadership, we will succeed.”
The Director-General also stated that the building is but one of the numerous achievements recorded over the twenty-year period. “The NCA started off with one office in Accra in 1996. Today, in addition to Accra, the Authority has 7 regional offices in Ho, Sunyani, Koforidua, Bolgatanga, Kumasi, Takoradi and Tamale. This is to enable the Authority bring its services closer to the communities and also to facilitate effective monitoring of spectral resources as well as the quality of service delivered by Operators to their consumers in the various regions”, Mr. Tevie added. He indicated that, “having completed this building, we shall discuss the feasibility of constructing our own buildings in these regional offices as against continuing to rent”.
He expressed gratitude to the previous Board members and Directors for their efforts and gave the assurance that the current Board of Directors, Management and Staff will build on their legacies.
Remarks by 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. In addition, he said,” the office complex marks the Authority’s growth from our beginnings twenty years ago and shows the world what the NCA as a regulator has become by sharing our most treasured technical capabilities with regulators in the sub region.”
The event was attended by some key stakeholders of the NCA such as the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association, Ghana ICT Chamber, Ghana Journalists Association and the Telecoms Chamber among others.
Issued by the National Communications Authority,
No. 6 Airport City, Accra.
Tel: (0)30 – 2776621/2771701 or 050-145-1522/3.
Date – May, 2016
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 initiatives in the communications space in the country regardless of the technology employed.