May 28, 2018

The National Communications Authority is to conduct an investigation into complain of communication interference from Burkina Faso, talk about by people of Lambussie by August ending this year.

Deputy Minister of Communications George Andah disclosed this on the floor of Parliament, when Member of Parliament for Lambussie Edward Kaale-Ewola Dery wanted to know steps taken to curb the network interference from Burkina Faso.

He further assured the House that it would be updated when the investigation into the communications interference from Burkina Faso is completed.

Mr. Andah pointed out that should there be confirmation of a breach, Ghana would hold a meeting between regulators and operators involved in September 2018 to ensure that relief is brought to the people of Lambussie District by November 2018.

Mr. Speaker Lambussie District is 16 kilometers from the Ghana-Burkina Faso border, if the interference is caused by signals from Burkina Faso at Lambussie, there may be a potential breach of the Border Coordination Agreement, he said.

He further revealed that in 2012 at Accra both countries had an agreement that signal from each country can extend to the other country within a penetration distance of 10 kilometers, whiles the strength of signal from an operator in a country should not exceed -85 decibel-milliwatts (dBm) penetration distance in the other Country.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/