The National Communications Authority (NCA), as part of its efforts to foster transparency and promote public awareness of its activities, organized a stakeholders’ forum in the Upper East Region.
The forum sought to sensitize the public about the regulatory body’s multifaceted activities while also enlightening consumers about their rights and responsibilities in the ever-evolving telecommunications landscape.
Addressing participants, Mr. Kwame Gyan, the Deputy Director of Consumer and Corporate Affairs at the NCA, highlighted the diverse roles played by the NCA in regulating and overseeing the communication sector.
He explained the importance of ensuring that the public is well-informed about the regulatory processes, spectrum management, licensing, and compliance standards that the NCA upholds.
“The aim is to establish a foundation for a more informed and empowered consumer base,” he said.
The Deputy Director also emphasized the NCA’s commitment to international standards, noting that adherence to these benchmarks is crucial for maintaining a robust and competitive communication industry.
Mr. Gyan encouraged active participation from stakeholders, urging them to engage in constructive dialogues to enhance the effectiveness of the NCA’s regulatory framework.
The forum also allowed participants to ask questions, seek clarification on regulatory matters, and provide feedback.
One of the participants, Hamiza Amidu, Municipal Chief Executive of Bawku, questioned how the NCA can regulate online and social media content, specifically content that seeks to influence negative feedback.
According to him, most people are using Facebook and other social media to propagate conflict content in the Bawku zone without being present in the area.
But in response, the deputy director, Mr. Gyan, assured that efforts were underway to bridge such gaps as an Authority.
The forum, however, brought together key stakeholders, Municipal and District Chief Executives, industry experts, and the general public.
Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Joshua Asaah|Ghana