The Minister of Communications, Dr. Omane Boamah, has touted government’s achievement in attaining a 100 percent digital migration in the country. According to him, the migration process is almost completed, adding that, it will give Ghanaians the opportunity to experience better picture and sound quality as well as more channels to watch. Government few years ago commenced the process to switch television broadcasting platforms from analogue transmission to digital, but has postponed the deadline several times. Speaking at the Meet the Press session in Accra on Monday, Omane Boamah, said government will distribute one million set up boxes nationwide after the migration is completed
“Ghana’s quest to migrate from analogue television broadcasting to digital is in its final stage of construction and we are finalizing processes to support our universal access obligation efforts by distributing one million set up boxes. This is because every citizen is entitled to the better picture, sound quality and interactivity that digital television broadcasting provides.” “Simply put, President Mahama’s government is bringing DSTV, apologies to their competitors, to your home, irrespective of your social and economic background,” he added. Omane Boamah also used the opportunity to highlight on some government achievements in education, health, transportation, security, agriculture among others. He further rejected claims by the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) that the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has collapsed. According to him, the scheme has improved tremendously due to massive investments by government into the sector.