Minister Discuses Telecom Improvement In Geneva

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Ghana’s Minister of Communications, Dr. Omane Boamah, is in Geneva – Switzerland with a high-powered government delegation to attend the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Council.

Discussions so far, have been centred on a better telecommunication service delivery, cyber space security, Child Online Protection, among other issues.

Most of the issues were said to be at various implementation stages under the National Communications Authority (NCA) and National Information Technology Agency (NITA)

Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General of ITU in a brief discussion with The Herald, commended its contributions to the growth and sustenance of the body.

The ITU, was also happy to see Dr. Omane Boamah at the Council Meeting, as well as his contributions during some of the sessions.

The meeting is also to mark the 150TH Anniversary Celebration of the international organization, which is an affiliate of the United Nations (UN).

On the delegation are Chief Director of the Ministry of Communications, Alhaji Issah Yahaya, Prof. Nii Narku Quaynor, Board Chairman of NITA and owner of Ghana Dot Com.

Also on the delegation are George Sarpong, the Executive Secretary of the National Media Commission (NMC) and a board member of the NCA and Isaac Yaw Anim of NCA.

The ITU Council Meeting being attended by over 150 countries ends on May 22.

ITU is the UNs specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs.

It allocates global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develop the technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect.

It also strives to improve access to ICTs to underserved communities worldwide. ITU, commits itself to connecting the entire world’s people to protect and support everyone’s fundamental right to communicate.

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