GIBA & Ministry Of Communication Resolve Impasse Over StarTimes Deal

The Ministry of Communications and the Ghana Independent Broadcasters' Association (GIBA) have finally come into resolution over the contractual agreement between the Government of Ghana and Chinese Communications Company, StarTimes.

The two entities reached a consensus in a meeting between the stakeholders on the digital migration project held on Thursday, September 27, 2018.

The parties have therefore agreed to uphold the government's decision to have an independent company, Central Digital Transmission Company Limited (CDTC), operate and manage the infrastructure for the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) project and also collaborate in joint public education campaigns on the project.

A statement issued by the Minister-designate for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah and copied to further read "the parties have agreed to continue with engagement as the project proceeds".

Stakeholders at the meeting included the Ministry of Communication, Information and Finance Ministries, National Media Commission, National Communication Authority, Ghana Independent Broadcasters' Association and K-net Ltd among others.