ITU grants an extension for digital migration in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone delegation went to the annual International Telecommunication meeting organised by the ITU and got a new deadline extension for the Digital migration process. The switch from analogue to digital signal which was supposed to be done by June 2017 has been moved to December 2017.

Deputy Minister of Information and Communications, Cornelius Deveaux expressed thanks and appreciation to the ITU for its recent technical support to Sierra Leone.

He declared: “Even our budgetary support partners such as the IMF and World Bank were reluctant for government to give such a condition to a private entity given the risk of adding to the national debt”.

On the other hand, ITU Secretary General, Houlin Zhao noted the appeal and informed the Sierra Leone delegation that he will instruct the radio and television department of the ITU to grant an extension of the deadline to Sierra Leone.