Ghana goes for Digital Television Broadcasting

Dr. Edward Omane Boamah, the Ghanaian Minister of Communication has revealed that government has started taking the necessary steps to migrate Ghana from analogue to the energy efficient Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting as per the International standards.

He also said that the entire migrating process will enable viewers to enjoy enhanced channel preference, high quality visuals and improved sound.

Dr Omane Boamah mentioned that the official handing over of enhanced community information center at Bodi located in the Western Region of Ghana is most likely to be accomplished by March 2016. Once the process is completed users who currently have analogue TVs need to purchase Set-Top-Boxes (STB) to receive all the digital signals.

When asked about the ongoing ICT 4 Development projects of the Government across the country, the Minister of Communication announced that the construction of an US$ 8 million Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) center near the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange is taking place. When completed, the facility has the potential to generate 10,000 direct and indirect job openings for young people of Ghana.

The Communication Minister assures that his ministry has some plans in order to deal with issues like cyber security and cyber crime alongside child internet abuse. Government-controlled Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) has been organized to quickly handle the reported cases of cyber crimes, he explained.

Credits : Biztech Africa

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