Ghana has once again retained its seat on the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Council for Region D, Africa.

Out of the 13 countries elected, Ghana  placed 6 with 123 votes out of the total number of votes cast.

Ghana’s Minister for Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful said, this win was for all Ghanaians and that it would spur Ghana on to achieve more on its digitisation agenda.

Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, expressed her gratitude to member states who supported Ghana in its bid for re-election to the ITU Council.

She indicated that, the re-election would  compliment the work of the President in pursuing the Digital Ghana Agenda for a massive transformation of the country’s economy through technology and broadband development.

The election which marks Ghana’s fifth to the ITU Council will enable Ghana make contributions toward the development of ICTs and play major roles in ensuring that appropriate ICT policies are developed.

The International Telecommunications Union

The International Telecommunications Union is governed by the Plenipotentiary Conference and the Administrative Council.

The Plenipotentiary Conference is the supreme organ of the Union. It is the decision making body which determines the direction of the Union and its activities.

The Council, on the other hand, acts as the Union’s governing body in the interval between Plenipotentiary Conferences.

Its role is to consider broad telecommunication policy issues to ensure that the Union’s activities, policies and strategies fully respond to today’s dynamic, rapidly changing telecommunications environment.