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15.11.2011 Business & Finance

NCA Is Best African Telecom Regulator

By Graphic Ghana - Daily Graphic
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The National Communications Authority (NCA) has been adjudged the Best Telecoms Regulator in Africa.

The award, conferred by the Africa Telecom People (ATP), was based on the effective use of new and advanced technology such as 3.5G networks in the telecommunications sector within the regulator’s jurisdiction, while taking into consideration the nature of relationship between the operators and the regulators.

Presenting the award to the NCA at a short ceremony in Accra, Mr Serge Patrick Sery, the Commercial Director of the SAFEP Communication, owners of ATP, congratulated the NCA on winning the award, which was one of the most competitive categories.

ATP was established in 2004 as an assurance body for the performance of African telecommunication professionals.

It is the pan-African body that acknowledges the merits of telecom actors, within the dynamics of development of the continent.

ATP was created by the pan-African telecom magazine, Réseau Telecom Network (RTN), the first French-speaking Pan-African magazine which specialises in technologies used in the ICT sector.

The magazine gives in-depth analyses of global offers, information on latest technological innovations and on actors of the telecom sector. It is distributed in 18 African countries and France.

Commenting on the award, the Deputy Director of Consumer and Corporate Affairs Division of NCA, Mr Mawuko Zormelo, said the NCA was inspired by the award and it would continue its good work to enhance the growth of the telecom sector in the country.

A POLICEMAN at the Teshie Police Station in Accra has been arrested by the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service for allegedly defiling and sodomising a nine-year-old girl.

The suspect, Lance Corporal Stephen Sellasy, who lives in the same vicinity as the victim, lured the girl into his room on several occasions to defile and sodomise her and warned her never to disclose the act to anybody else she would die.

Following the action by the suspect, the victim now wears pampers to prevent the frequent discharge of faeces through her anus.

A police source told the Daily Graphic in Accra yesterday that the victim, who was traumatised by the frequent assaults, could not inform the mother about her ordeal because the policeman had threatened to kill her if she did so.

The girl, who could not stand it anymore, let the cat out of the bag by informing her father, who lives elsewhere, and he immediately caused the arrest of the policeman.

The source said following his arrest, the victim and the suspect were invited by the Accra Regional Police Commander, DCOP Rose Bio Atinga, and as soon as the girl saw the suspect she started screaming and asked that he should be taken away otherwise he would kill her.

The source said the policeman, currently in the cells at DOVVSU, was being prepared for court today for remand to enable the police to conclude investigations into the issue.

According to the mother of the victim, she realised a change in the girl but whenever she questioned her she said that she was alright.

She said even when she started having discharges from her anus she rather bought medicines for her and bought pampers for her so that the discharge would not soil her school uniform.

The mother said that it never occurred to her that the policeman had been defiling her daughter.

She said when she even told the policeman that she had noticed some changes in her daughter, the suspect advised her not to worry because the girl was healthy.

She said the suspect and other policemen patronised her provisions store but the suspect frequently asked her daughter to sent items he purchased from her shop to his house for him.

The mother said the suspect sometimes called her daughter to run errands for him and because he was a policeman and married, it never occurred to her that he was defiling and sodomising the girl at the same time.

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