Looks Like Ghana Will Miss The 2017 Deadline For Digital Terrestrial Migration (DTV)


Never trust government when they give deadlines.

After promising to migrate from analogue to digital TV by September 2017, the Minister of Communications designate, Ursula Owusu, said that the deadline is likely to be extended due to technicalities. It seems like financing is a major part of those technicalities.

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Minister of Communications Designate Ursula Owusu at her vetting | Image credit: Ghanaweb.com

This is not the first time the digital TV migration deadline has been pushed back. The initial deadline was in June 15, 2015. It was then pushed back to 2016 and again to September 2017. But if issues are not resolved, it looks like it will be pushed back further.

The government is notorious for missing deadlines for projects especially in the technology field.

The digital migration adds to a long list of missed deadlines for project completions.

However, the Minister of Communications designate said if issues of financing could be resolved, the September 2017 deadline might stick.

Given government’s track record, I’m not optimistic about that.

You can read more about Digital Migration here

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