Uganda hails China for digital television project

Ugandan parliament speaker Rebecca Kadaga. Photo: Kampala Dispatch

NEWSROOM (ADV) – Ugandan parliament speaker Rebecca Kadaga praised China and its digital TV project that will allow rural areas of the country to be connected to satellite TV.

Ms. Kadaga explained that the project, dubbed “Access to Satellite TV for 10,000 African Villages”, has spread too many parts of the country, where only 30% of villages have access to television.

She was speaking on Monday at an event dedicated to digital TV access at Starlight Primary School in Kananage, Kamuli District.

She encouraged the community to welcome these programs to access local, regional and international news.

“I would like to thank the Chinese government, and through these programs, our people can be informed in time and also be aware of the many opportunities available to them outside communities,” said the official.

Andy Wang, CEO of StarTimes, said the project will create more than 1,000 technician jobs that will be offered to young people in more than 500 villages where the project is set up.

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