The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunication is an industry association and a private initiative by the mobile network operators in Ghana. We are an advocacy institution established to help direct telecommunications policy, legislation and regulation, and pursue research towards the development of telecommunications. The Chamber of Telecommunications was registered in 2010 and inaugurated in 2011.
We operate on the principle of “Co-opetition” — i.e. co-operation on matters of common interest in an environment of fair competition. Our industry has created over 1.6 million jobs, and 10% of all government revenues come from our business.
Registered in the year 2010 as a limited by guarantee company. The Telecoms Chamber became active in May 2010 following the appointment of its first CEO. It was officially launched in November 2011 by the then Vice President H.E. John Dramani Mahama with the support of the Communications Minister Hon. Haruna Iddrisu.
The Chamber comprises of a secretariat and Governing Council.
The Secretariat is the administrative nerve centre of the Governing Council.
The Chamber pursues co-opetition – ie. co-operation among members on matters of common interest, without sacrificing competition.
There are 4 working groups that provide professional and technical capacity to support the Chamber; namely: Technical, Finance, Communications and Legal & Regulatory. These 4 working groups comprise of a representative from each member. They engage with the Chamber on an ad-hoc basis to provide inputs on industry issues to the Secretariat and Governing Council.
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TO BE THE PLATFORM THAT DELIVERS AND SUSTAINS PRODUCTIVE RELATIONS BETWEEN MEMBERS AND THEIR STAKEHOLDERS, WHILE MAINTAINING FAIR & STRONG COMPETITION THAT YIELDS WORLD CLASS SERVICES
- To guide & influence policy formulation in the telecoms industry
- To provide a collective interface between mobile operators & key stakeholders
- To promote & protect the common interests of operators
- To support research and development in telecommunications in Ghana
- Ethical Corporate Citizenship
- Good Governance
- Fair Competition
The Governing Council
The Governing Council (G.C.) is the main decision making body of the Telecoms Chamber. It compromises the Heads of all the mobile operators and their alternates together with the Chamber CEO.
The G.C., currently chaired by the CEO of Vodafone (Mrs. Yolanda Cuba) sits bi-monthly
To the right is the set of members that represent the Governing Council Board.
|Lucy Quist||Member||Hannah Agbozo||Airtel Ghana|
|Col. Gbevlo Lartey||Member||Abena Manful||Expresso Ghana|
|Ebenezer Asante||Cynthia Lumor||MTN Ghana|
|Roshi Motman||Member||Sylvia Owusu-Ankomah||TiGo Ghana|
|Yolanda Cuba||Chairperson||Gayheart Mensah||Vodafone Ghana|
|Kenneth E. Ashigbey||Member||Derek B. Laryea||Telecoms Chamber|
The first members of the Council were:
Mr. David Venn, “Vodafone”
Mr. Christophe Soulet, Millicom Ghana Limited, “TIGO”
Mr. Brett Goschen, Scancom Limited “MTN”
Mr. Robert N. Palitz, Kasapa Telecom Limited “Kasapa”
Mr. Philip Sowah, Zain Communications (Ghana) Limited (“Zain”)
The number of members of the Council, not being less than three or more than twelve, shall be determined by ordinary resolution of the members in general meeting and until so determined shall be five (5)