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24-Sep-2018  
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James Kwabena Bomfeh has advised the Minister of Communications Ursula Owusu-Ekuful to uphold the interest of Ghana in every contract the Ministry signs with foreign entities.

James Kwabena Bomfeh, popularly called Kabila, was commenting on the brouhaha arising as a result of the contract between the Government of Ghana and Chinese Communications giant, Star Times.

The contract dubbed "Access to Satellite TV for 300 villages in Ghana" will benefit 6000 households.

Reports are rife that Star Times had been contracted to manage the country's Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Platform.

But according to a statement by the Sector Minister, the DTT Platform would be managed as a commercial entity incorporated as the Central Digital Transmission Company Limited (CDTCL) and governed by a board with representatives from GBC, GIBA and other industry and content producers.

Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) however has raised red flag over the deal stating it will conflict with a roadmap for Ghana’s Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) migration.

Addressing the issues on Peace FM's ‘Kokrokoo’, Kabila urged the Minister not to engage in any deal that's not in the interest of Ghanaians.

To him, there should be a "total loyalty to Ghana" before any considerations are made to transact business with a foreign company.

He therefore wants Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful and her Ministry to do due diligence to the deal saying the love for Ghana should take "precedence over other consideration. Does what I’m doing prove my love for the nation? Will it result in the development of Ghana?”

Meanwhile, Hon. Owusu-Ekuful has hinted in an interview with host Kwami Sefa Kayi on Peace FM's ‘Kokrokoo’ that her ministry will meet with GIBA on Thursday to deliberate on the Star Times Satellite TV project.

 
 
Source: Ameyaw Adu Gyamfi/Peacefmonline.com/Ghana
 
 

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