Ghana Unable To Meet September 2017 Digital Migration Deadline; No New Deadline Set!
Ghana's Minister of Communications, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has conceded that Ghana cannot meet the new deadline set for analogue to digital migration.
Speaking at a stakeholders' meeting in the country's capital, Accra, Owusu-Ekuful said she and her team were acutely aware of the need to migrate the country's broadcasting signal from analogue to digital in line with the mandate from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
She regrets that various circumstances, especially with regards to adequate funding for the DTT programme have meant that Ghana has to rethink its approach.
The Ghanian Communications Minister also refused to commit to a new deadline date, saying that her focus at the moment is to ensure the country's DTT regulatory framework is right, and that systems are locked in place that will guarantee access to quality content when digitisation finally becomes a reality.