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NCR commends Ministry of Communication, NCA over DTT implementation

The Network of Communications Reporters (NCR) has commended the Ministry of Communications and the National Communications Authority (NCA) for the working steadfastly towards the full implementation of the analogue switch to digital terrestrial television (DTT).

A statement signed by Mr. Charles Benoni Okine, Dean of the group said while the NCR admits that the process towards the implementation of the DTT has delayed, it is refreshing that at last, positive results are bound to show.

 The NCR would want to entreat the ministry to follow through its promise to provide set top boxes to people who cannot genuinely afford them. It is our hope that people will be selected devoid of political party colouration while using objective and transparent means to select beneficiaries based on merit.

It is also the wish of the NCR that the NCA will undertake frequent mystery shopping to identify shop owners who would want to take advantage of the lapses in the system to sell to unsuspecting people, fake set top boxes in their quest to milk the vulnerable.

With regards to the television stations in the country, the NCR would want to advise the station owners to consider airing more local content as against foreign ones. “We know that due to competition, TV stations would want to broadcast more programmes to be able to attract a larger viewership, a temptation that might lead to them do what will not be in the best interest of the people.”

Subsequently, the NCR pledges its commitment to assist in any way possible to help with the education campaign aimed at alerting the republic to avoid fake set top boxes on the market.

The Network of Communications Reporters is made up journalists specialize in writing articles on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and it related issues. 


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