The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications has announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Kwaku Sakyi-Addo, is leaving the chamber for a new job.
The experienced journalist who once worked for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), is set to become the Chairman of the Board of the National Communications Authority (NCA), which is the regulator of the industry.
A news release issued in Accra and signed by the chamber’s Communication Manager, Derek B. Laryea, said Mr. Sakyi-Addo, who is the first CEO, “is credited with building the Chamber from nothing to its current significant position in the telecommunications industry.
“Apart from being the advocate for the operators, the Chamber has over the years built a niche for itself as a thought-leader in industry issues. Mr. Sakyi-Addo has contributed greatly to the growing understanding of the telecommunications industry.”
The release quoted Yolanda Cuba, CEO of Vodafone Ghana and Chairperson of the Governing Council of the Chamber as saying, “Kwaku has made a significant impact during his tenure with the Chamber. He has built a strong organization focused on our industry’s priorities and advocating effectively on behalf of mobile operators and infrastructure sharing companies across the country.
“We are naturally disappointed that Kwaku has decided to move on to a new opportunity, but we wish him every success as he takes this next exciting step in his career.”
On his part, Mr. Sakyi-Addo is quoted as saying, “I am very proud of the work that the Chamber has done in aligning our members around key industry initiatives, driving important advocacy programmes and building an enviable industry association. I’m grateful to the Governing Council, our entire membership and, of course, the Chamber staff for their support over the last six years.”
The release said Telecoms Chamber would announce Mr. Sakyi-Addo’s successor in due course.
By William Yaw Owusu