The National Information Technology Agency (NITA) and the Ghana News Agency are collaborating to introduce the first Mobile Digital TV in Ghana. The project, which is set to take off in a few weeks, is aimed at improving the value proposition of both institutions. The announcement was made by Bernard Otabil, the CEO of GNA.
Mobile TV is simply an app that users can access which will then direct them to the Live TV studio of NITA and GNA. This new TV App will offer Ghanaians 24/7 live TV news programming anywhere and everywhere. Otabil stated that NITA would provide the technology solution, both equipment and software, whilst GNA would provide the content.
The Ghana News Agency is the foremost news agency in sub-Saharan Africa and was set up on 5th March 5, 1957 by Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah. The Agency played a key role in the early days of the liberation struggle in Africa, and helped in the promotion and development of African institutions. On the other hand, the National Information Technology Agency (NITA) was established under ACTs of Parliament 771 and 772 to be the IT implementing arm of Government and also the regulator of the ICT space in Ghana.