Kwame Baah Acheamfuor, Head of Legal and Regulatory at National Information Technology Agency (NITA) has made an appeal to public sector workers not to ever consider strike as a form of voicing out their displeasure to authorities but rather, see to the better improvement of the sector for efficient development.
He made the call when he was awarded by the Intiative of Change Foundation as the Eminent Telecom And ICT Pillar Of The Decade in a virtual event organized over the weekend.
According to him, strike in the public service worsens and damages government agenda of seeking easy accessibility on the sector thus should not be encouraged and allowed to be functioning.
Speaking while receiving his award, Mr. Kwame Baah indicated that, his 20 years of working experience in the public sector has been of ups and downs but neither was strike his option.
“Thank You Initiative Of Change, thank you mother Ghana for investing so much in me, 20 years of only public service. Areas with Ghana Telecon, 5 years with building the onetouch network, 15 years with the regulator, the Ministry of Communication supporting GIFEC and NITA. I’m most grateful to my family, to be friends for being there for me, too many times I’ve been from home where they ask me, where am I going from here? So this one, I know you’re all excited about it but I want to dedicate it to all public service workers who have never been on strike. God bless you all” he said.
The recognition, he noted, will spur innovation and engender creativity amongst Ghanaians accelerating the adoption of ICT tools and overall development of the country.
The event though held virtually in aim of adhering to the COVID-19 safety protocols, attracted several experienced personalities in the Information Communication of Technology (ICT) department who have over the years contributed to issues of technology in Ghana.
About Kwame Baah-Acheamfuor
Kwame was appointed as Councilor for Ghana at International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in December 2019. He served that role for almost two years. He was also the Chairman of International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Study Group responsible for Performance, Quality of Service and Quality of Experience in his second term of office.
Kwame was the Chairman of the Committee for Work programme and Organisation of the ITU Telecom Standardization sector at the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly in 2016. He has been involved in the development and approvals of over fifty global telecommunications standards.
He has represented Ghana at ITU Council, Conferences, Assemblies and has also been an invited speaker at several ITU workshops. Kwame Baah-Acheamfuor is an experienced telecommunication engineer with over 18 years of experience and has been involved in multi discipline communication services licensing, telecommunication networks planning, operations and maintenance.
He joined the National Communications Authority (NCA) of Ghana in 2006 and has been responsible for technical regulations planning, monitoring and compliance.
He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Project Management from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Majors in Telecommunications and Electronics) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.