Ghana's National Communication Authority (NCA) revised its guidelines in May 2015 as follows:
A local company is now required for all type approval applications if the manufacturer does not have a branch in Ghana.
Regarding the publication of the type approved devices on NCA website: "The Authority will maintain on its website a list of approved ECE (hereinafter referred to as "Type Approval Register") to be accessed by the general public";
A regularly updated list of testing laboratories recognized by the Authority will be available on the Authority's website. The Authority can demand re-testing at a laboratory assigned by the Authority on the applicant's expense,
Approved Terminal Equipment must be labeled, bearing the mark 'NCA Approved: XXX-XXXXX-XXX' (Appendix 3 of Guidelines). Electronic Marking is acceptable;
NCA shall perform market surveillance to ensure that only type approved ECE is sold in Ghana.
New Type Approval Requirements
The National Communications Authority of Ghana (NCA) has new rules for Type Approval, beginning 2014-01-01.
A summary of the new Ghana requirements:
A sample is mandatory (as-sold)
NCA will publish the following data on their website:
Country of Origin
Date of Certification
Operating frequency band
Radio frequency power of radio equipment
Type of RTT
All Type Approved RTTE must have a permanent label except for:
WiMAX FORUM marked equipment
WiFi ALLIANCE marked equipment
UL Registered Component marked equipment
IECEE CB SCHEME marked equipment
CE marked equipment or FCC parts 15 and 16 approved equipment
The Type D electrical plug has three large round pins in a triangular pattern. Type M plugs are often used alongside Type D plugs for larger appliances and as a result, some sockets work with both Type D and Type M plugs. Type D plugs are rated 5 amps.
The Type G electrical plug has three rectangular blades in a triangular pattern and has an incorporated fuse (usually a 3 amps fuse for smaller appliances such as a computer and a 13 amps one for heavy duty appliances such as heaters). British sockets have shutters on the live and neutral contacts so that foreign objects can’t be introduced into them.