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National Communications Authority (NCA) has organized a sensitization workshop for dealers, manufacturers and importers of Electronic Communications Equipment (ECE) to educate them on current trends in the sector to ensure that all ECE manufactured or imported into Ghana for sale or use are in compliance with minimum health and safety, electromagnetic compatibility and radio requirements as spelt out in NCA’s Type Approval Guidelines.
The ECE include mobile phones, tablets, laptops, routers, switches, hands-free devices, radios, television sets and set-top boxes.
Under relevant sections of the Electronic Communications Act of 2008, (Act 775) and the Electronic Communications Regulations, 2011 (L.I. 1991), the NCA is empowered to ensure that all ECE manufactured or imported into Ghana for sale or use are in compliance with minimum health and safety, electromagnetic compatibility and radio requirements.
Subsequent to this, the Authority introduced the Type Approval Regime to ensure that all ECE used in Ghana comply with its technical and regulatory requirements. The regime has been designed to facilitate easy access to market entry, introduce variety of equipment choice for the consumer and importantly to maintain consumer rights of the quality and safety of the equipment hence the need for standardization.
Mr. Henry Kanor, the Deputy General of NCA in charge of Technical Operations who spoke on behalf of the Acting Director General of NCA, Joe Anokye, said standards are essential for international communications and global trade and for companies from emerging markets, noting that they create a level playing field and provide equal access to markets.
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