Government in Zambia will soon begin with the second phase of the Digital Migration National Roll Out Project. This would include the installation of a digital migration site in Mufumbwe District in North Western Province. During the phase one of the programme, towns along the line of rail from Chililambombwe to Kalomo have been given access to digital signal.
TopStar, the public signal distributor for digital TV in Zambia, explains that putting in place a full transmission site in Mufumbwe means the district will be due to be connected by the end of September.
Mwazi Chanda the Public Relations Manager of TopStar says this will allow other transmission sites to be established and repeater transmitters to be set up across the province. She added that Zambia is benefiting from modern technology ensuring many communities such as Mufumbwe to receive TV signal at an affordable cost. The TopStar, PR Manager, revealed that the company will partner with locals to sell decoders and provide direct business and employment opportunities for locals.
Meanwhile, Mufumbwe District Commissioner, Masela Sekeseke has welcomed the development in the district saying this would help improve the quality of television signal in the region.