The government has reassured the Binga community of the finalisation of the multi-million dollar digitalisation project to ensure that the once marginalised area has access to information and is included in the country’s socio-economic transformation.
With its unique and rich heritage, Binga has remained one of the marginalised communities owing to among other things poor road network and lack of access to radio and television services.
The Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Cde Monica Mutsvangwa said Binga community will never be the same again with the finalisation of the digitalisation project.
“The second republic is clear on the need to ensure inclusive socio-economic transformation. No community is going to be left behind in terms of development and the digitalisation project is one of the initiatives to promote development through inclusive participate by all communities in national discourse,” she said.
Traditional leaders from Binga commended the government for the multi-million dollar digitalisation project which they said will go a long way in pioneering development and appealed for intervention in roads rehabilitation and access of telecommunication services.
Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) CEO, Engineer Obert Muganyura said substantial work has been covered in ensuring that Binga receives both radio and television signals under the digitalisation project with the construction of Binga transmitter site having already been completed.
“Commendable progress has been made in the implementation of the digitalisation project and here in Binga, we have completed the construction of the new television transmitter,” he said.
During her visit to Binga, Cde Mutsvangwa, who was accompanied by her deputy, Cde Energy Mutodi and Permanent Secretary Mr Nick Mangwana, also handed over radio sets to more than 10 traditional leaders.