Officials of the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) visited the MultiChoice Ghana Head Office on Wednesday the 22nd of April, with officials from the National Communications Authority (NCA).
The visit, arranged by the NCA, was to enable the officials to familiarize themselves with the operations of a Pay TV facility, DStv, and a Digital Terrestrial Television broadcaster such as GOtv. They also studied how business is conducted in Ghana with regards to these institutions. It is mandated by law in Rwanda to regulate certain public Utilities, namely: telecommunications network and/or Telecommunications services, electricity, water, removal of waste products from residential or business premises, extraction and distribution of gas and transport of goods and persons.
The RURA officials met with the management team of DStv and GOtv to give them an insight into the operational challenges and benefits of both technologies.
Present at the meeting was Ms. Anne Sackey, the Public Relations and Marketing Manager for MultiChoice Ghana, Abena Manful, Regional Regulatory Manager, Kingsford Nyamekye, DTT Operations Engineer and Queensley Manu, Human Resources Manager as well as Mr. Justin Rugondihene, the Director of Broadcasting Media – RURA, Mr. Joseph Nyiringabo, a member of the Broadcasting Regulatory team- RURA, and Mr. Ransford Odoom, Assistant Manager from the NCA.
Mr. Rugondihene stated that they were delighted by what they had seen of the operational practices of MultiChoice as it would serve as a blueprint for their expanding broadcast industry.