Two National Communications Authority (NCA) engineers, Messrs Peter Djakwah and Ransford Odoom, have been appointed Vice Chairs for the International Telecommunications Union Radiocommunications Study Group (ITU-R SG) at the ongoing World Radiocommunications Conference 2023 (WRC-23) in Dubai.
Their appointments follow the submission of eligible applicants for the roles by the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation (MoCD) and the NCA, and is set to last for the 2024-2027 Study period.
Following consistent efforts and contributions at the group, Peter Djakwah, will serve as Vice Chair of Study Group 6 to work on the development of ITU-R Recommendations, Reports and Handbooks on broadcasting technologies.
Ransford Odoom, will serve as Vice Chair of Study Group 4, focusing on developing publications on systems and networks for the fixed-satellite service, mobile-satellite service, broadcasting-satellite service and radiodetermination-satellite service.
The appointments have secured Ghana a strategic position to continue shaping the global agenda in telecommunications and broadcasting, an achievement the NCA is well proud of.
WRC-23 which began on 20th November, will end on 15th December 2023. The conference will review and revise the Radio Regulations, which are the international treaty governing the use of the radiofrequency spectrum and the geostationary-satellite and non-geostationary-satellite orbits. The conference will also address various agenda items related to electronic communications, scientific services, transports, satellites and regulatory issues.
The conference has seen many leaders attend, including Nigeria’s minister of Communications, Innovations and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun Tijani, and Secretary General of the International (ITU) Telecommunications Union, Ms. Doreen Bogdan-Martin.