Some 300 rural Ghana villages can now receive satellite TV thanks to an initiative from StarTimes, and the project will formally be handed over to the country’s Ministry of Communications on November 16th.
The scheme sees solar panels installed along with solar lighting as well as TV sets and decoders to the villagers. The project will help some 6000 homes drawn from the 300 village communities.
The Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Startimes Ghana Limited, Felix Ahonzo, said he was hopeful that the project would be completed shortly.
StarTimes is backing a wider adoption of village communities in some 10,000 communities across 25 African countries
“Although the pay-TV industry in Ghana is very challenging and some of the pay-TV service providers in the country are running out of business,” Ahonzo said StarTimes was in the country to stay.