Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Sierra Leone delegation understudies NCC

A high level delegation from the National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) of Sierra Leone has visited the Nigerian Communications Commission on a study tour from May 14 to 17, 2007.

The delegation comprised the Chairman, Kemon Kanji Salia Daramy, the Senior Assistant Secretary, Elizabeth Hawa Ellie, the Director of Legal Affairs, Suleiman Banja Tejan-Sie, and the Executive Secretary, Bashir Kamara.

On arrival at the NCC the delegates first met with Ernest Ndukwe, the Executive Vice Chairman, who briefed them on the relationship with policy makers, the NCC experience and the move to a convergent regulatory body.

During the four-day visit the delegates also met with Executive Commissioners, Directors and Heads of Department who made presentations on licensing, consumer protection, numbering issues, spectrum management, interconnection, dispute resolution and enforcement.

The NCC is widely acknowledged to be a model telecommunications regulator in Africa and in the past few years has played host to representatives of telecommunications regulatory authorities in Africa on study tours organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

Ndukwe remarked that the commission intends to continue to partner with the ITU and other development agencies in furthering exchange of experience and expertise in telecommunications regulation in the region.

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