Joseph Anokye—The man behind NPP’s 2016 election victory

Joseph Anokye, popularly known as (Joe Anokye), is the Director General of National Communications Authority (NCA)

He took over from William Tevie who occupied the position since June 22, 2015.

Mr Anokye is said to be the ‘architect’ behind a telecommunications platform developed to collate results received by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) during the December 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections

Prior to his appointment, Mr Anokye was a Telecommunications Service Manager at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), responsible for Integrated Services Network and Information Technology and Services.

He managed a team of highly technical network engineers who administered NASA’s Global Mission Telecommunication Wide Area Network (WAN).

They planned, configured, installed, and managed the robust secure traffic engineered MPLS Backbone that transport data, voice, and video from and to space shuttles, the International Space Station, the Deep Space Network and numerous satellites as well as other “Man” and “Unmanned” space crafts.

As a telecommunications engineering service manager at NASA GSFC, he worked collaboratively in many telecommunications Planning exercises worldwide with telecom and network engineers from Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), German Space Operations Centre (GSOC), Canadian Space Agency (CSA), Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO – Dongara) and many other national Space Programmes like the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) in California Experience.

His experience spanned 18 years 6 months from September 1997 – February 2016 at Goddard Space Flight Centre, Greenbelt, Maryland as a Telecommunications Service Manager to Mission Routed Data Network (NASA Integrated Services Network).


He is a product of the University of Maryland from where he holds an MBA.



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