Sata determined to transform Zambia – Kapeya

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—-Information and Broadcasting Services Deputy Minister, Mwansa Kapeya, says President Michael Sata is determined to transform Zambia into an admirable country.

Mr Kapeya says the President wants the film industry in Zambia to grow so that Zambian actors can fully benefit from their works.

Mr Kapeya was speaking in Accra, Ghana today when he paid a courtesy at the Zambian High Commission in that country.

The Deputy Minister said there is a lot that Zambia can learn from Ghana which he said is doing well in local film production.

He said Zambia also needs to learn how Ghana has successfully implemented the digital migration.

Mr Kapeya is in Ghana leading a team of Zambian experts on digital migration.

Ghana is one of the countries that have managed to migrate all existing analogue broadcasting equipment to digital.

The migration started with the national broadcaster, the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC).

Digitization of broadcasting is the application of digital techniques to encode audio and video signals and transmit digital data rather than analogue waveforms on networks to consumers.

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has set June 17, 2015 as a deadline for all the countries to switch off analogue and migrate to digital terrestrial television broadcasting platform.