Chinese govt completes Ugandan village satellite TV project

The Chinese government has completed the Ugandan Villafe Satellite TV project which is set to provide more than 500 villages in Uganda with access to digital television.

The Access to Satellite TV for 10,000 African Villages scheme is among ten major programmes supported by the Chinese government and will enable villages to access information on agricultural markets.

It will also help government to improve education standards. The scheme was implemented by Star Times under the supervision of the Chinese Embassy in Kampala and ICT Ministry and began in July 2018. 

Andy Wang, the StarTimes chief executive officer, said the project has installed viewing gadgets mainly in public viewing centres such as schools, health centres and community centres to give people  unrestricted access to information.