Communications and Digitalisation Ministry takes over office space for Central Digital Transmission Company Limited

Communications and Digitalisation Ministry today, Friday, 16th April, 2021 took over an office space at Kanda in Accra from K-NET for the Central Digital Transmission Company Limited (CDTCL).

Hon. Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful in a statement indicated that Digital Transmission has received yet another major boost. "This is another step to the migration from analogue to digital".

Minister explained that the CDTCL is a Ghanaian entity which will operate independently. "The Digital Migration policy approved by cabinet mandates the country to set up a company to manage the platform".

Hon. Mrs Owusu-Ekuful indicated that currently analogue and digital signals were running simultaneously, adding, "all that was left to be done now was to switch off the analogue transmissions which will be done soon".

She therefore urged radio and television companies to prepare to pay for their own digital transmission when the migration is fully completed.

" Ghana is one of the few African Countries that have established companies for digital transmission".

General manager, Human Resources, K-NET, Oscar Nchor, lauded the Communications and Digitalisation Minister for her support towards Ghana's digital agenda.

In attendance were the Deputy Minister designate, Hon. Ama Pomaa Boateng, the Chief Director, Mrs Magdalene Apenteng, and the Director PPMBE, Mrs Veronica Sackey.

 

Note to the Editor

1. Central Digital Transmission Company Limited is a Ghanian Local Company to manage the DTT Network platform in accordance with the National Roadmap.

2. K-NET is the entity that built Ghana's digital platform.