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The Director for International Relations astatine the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation, Mr. Kwame Baah-Acheamfuor, who doubles arsenic Ghana’s Focal Point astatine the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has been recognised by the Union for his renowned acquisition and endearing enactment prowess exhibited arsenic the Chairman of the Working Group of Plenary (WGPL) during the on-going ITU Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-22) successful Bucharest which is scheduled to extremity connected the 15th October 2022.

The Working Group of Plenary (WGPL) was created by the PP- 22 Plenary to urge due actions successful respect of submitted reports and proposals related to nationalist policies, the Internet and different wide matters. The Working Group’s mandate is besides successful consonance with the mandate of different ITU Committees which necessitate amendments to their respective Constitutions, Conventions and General Rules.

Mr. Baah-Acheamfuor led the agreements to perennial arguable issues 2 days earlier the extremity of the league which successful the past usually delayed the closing of the league by respective hours connected the penultimate time of the conference.

Under the enactment of Mr. Baah –Acheamfour, the Working Group of the Plenary negotiated eighty-nine (89) proposals from assorted countries which resulted successful the support of 2 (2) caller Resolutions and an update of twenty-one (21) Resolutions. There were nary changes to the solution OTTs and different solution connected ITU's relation with respect to planetary nationalist argumentation issues relating to the hazard of illicit usage of accusation and connection technologies. The archetypal caller solution agreed upon was connected Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies and telecommunications/ICTs and the different was the Role of telecommunications/ICTs successful mitigating planetary pandemics.

Apart from being Ghana’s Focal Person to the ITU, helium is besides a Councillor to the ITU Council. For the archetypal clip successful Ghana’s relations with the ITU, Ghana was re-elected to the ITU Council for the 2023 to 2026 word with 154 votes, the highest fig of votes Ghana has obtained successful the ITU Council Elections. In addition, Ghana’s Rev. Ing Edmund Yirenkyi-Fianko was besides elected to the ITU Radio Regulations Board.

The Plenipotentiary Conference (PP) is ITU’s highest policy-making assemblage which meets erstwhile each 4 years to acceptable the Union’s wide policies, and follow the four-year strategical and fiscal plans. It is besides liable for electing the elder absorption squad of the organization, the Member States of the Council and the members of the Radio Regulations Board. This year’s league dubbed PP-22 was held successful Bucharest, Romania, from 26th September to 14th October 2022. The ITU PP-22 Conference hosted astir 4,000 delegates from 193 countries.


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