Ghana Launches the Trials Phase in Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB)

Communication and Digitization Minister , Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has officially launched the trial phase of Digital Audio Broadcasting

(DAB) in Ghana.DAB represents a cutting-edge radio broadcasting system that revolutionizes how audio content is transmitted through digital signals, offering improved reception quality and reduced signal interference compared to traditional FM radio. It operates on a separate frequency band from FM radio, allowing up to 18 stations to share a single transmitter efficiently, reducing energy consumption.

Additionally, it enables the simultaneous transmission of supplementary data services alongside audio content, enhancing the overall user experience.

The trial will include 18 audio channels from Accra and Kumasi, including Unique FM, Asempa FM, Citi FM, Hot FM, Peace FM, Starr FM, Asaase FM, Atlantis FM, Class FM, Oman FM, and Radio Univers, among others.

Ghana will operate DAB in the frequency range of 174 to 230 MHz, using the DAB+ standard, which provides enhanced audio quality and higher spectrum efficiency compared to the first-generation DAB.

During the launch of the trial phase, Communications and Digitalisation Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, emphasized the government’s commitment to digital innovation, positioning Ghana as a leader in digital transformation.

She highlighted the importance of maintaining broadcasting service quality in the rapidly evolving radio and TV industry, which is converging with telecommunications.

“As we stride into the future, the advent of Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) marks a significant milestone in radio broadcasting. With its ability to harness digital signals, DAB ushers in a new era of enhanced sound quality, an expanded array of station choices, and interactive features that redefine listener experience. This technology transcends the limitations of traditional analogue FM Radio, promising a transformational and captivating auditory journey for all listeners.
What is more interesting about the DAB is the fact that it addresses frequency constraints by expanding coverage as well as promoting efficient spectrum utilisation,” she said.

As of the end of 2022, the NCA had authorized 707 Frequency Modulation (FM) Stations, with 513 in operation, underscoring the enduring significance of radio broadcasting as a vital source of information and entertainment for both urban and rural communities.

The global Digital Radio Broadcasting market is on the rise, valued at US$ 3,710.13 million in 2021 and expected to reach US$ 6,943.24 million by 2027, according to the Digital Journal. Minister Owusu-Ekuful sees this as an opportunity for Ghana to tap into a lucrative revenue stream for both the government and the private sector.

In her closing remarks, she praised the 18 FM stations for participating in the trial and emphasized that DAB’s ability to harness digital signals promises an enhanced auditory experience, offering a wide array of station choices and interactive features that redefine the way listeners engage with radio content.

This technology transcends the limitations of traditional analogue FM radio, heralding a transformational era in radio broadcasting.


Final Day Update on the Akim Oda Digital Skills Training 2023

Exciting news! We are thrilled to celebrate the successful conclusion of our 10-day Digital Skills training program, organized by Ghana Digital Centres Limited, in the beautiful town of Akim Oda!

During this enriching journey, we witnessed participants embrace new opportunities, enhance their digital prowess, and unlock their potential in the digital age.

Hats off to the dedicated trainers who passionately guided our learners through various modules, equipping them with invaluable skills for the future.

Each student was awarded a well-deserved certificate, personally endorsed by the Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Digital Centres Limited Hon Kwadwo Baah Agyemang.

This milestone is a testament to the CEO’s unwavering commitment to eradicating computer illiteracy in Ghana as part of the digitalization agenda.

Let’s continue to empower and uplift our communities through the power of digital knowledge! Below are some exciting scenes on what occurred during the last day of the training.

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Day 8 Update: Akim Oda Digital Skills Training 2023

Day 8 of the Digital Skills training program at Akim Oda by Ghana Digital Centres Limited, participants continued their exploration of WordPress, diving into website optimization and security.

Additionally, they sharpened their presentation skills, focusing on PowerPoint presentations, and techniques to engage and captivate their audience effectively.

As the program nears its conclusion, the trainees are displaying remarkable growth in their digital proficiency and presentation abilities.

The enthusiasm and dedication displayed by the participants have been remarkable throughout the program!

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Ursula Commissions ICT Centre at Tolon.

The Minister for Communications and Digitalisation, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has commissioned a Community ICT Centre at Tolon, in the Northern Region.

The ICT Lab forms part of projects under the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications, (GIFEC), which help provide opportunities and facilities to bridge the digital gap in the country.

Mrs Owusu-Ekuful commissioning the Centre said that, capacity building was the most important component of digitization and there is the need to equip institutions with the requisite tools to train people to gain the required knowledge relevant to technology in the society.

She called on the public to make the use of technology a necessity and utilize the skills impacted unto them.

She reiterated the government’s commitment to making ICT easily accessible to all communities in the country.

The CIC is equipped with:
▪︎15 computers
▪︎15 UPS
▪︎15 computer
▪︎One Executive Office Furniture
▪︎A Projector
▪︎ One Television
▪︎Photocopy Machine
▪︎ Printer
▪︎ Internet


●Free access to ICT facilities by school children
●ICT Training Services
●Entrepreneurial Training Programs solely for artisans, entrepreneurs, unemployed youth, or anyone interested in learning digitalization in business.
●Secretarial Services
●Internet Services
●Conference/Training Room Rental Services
●E-Government Services
●Parcel Delivery, Pick-up, and E-Commerce Support Service
●E-Financial Services
●Photo studio services
●Hardware Repairs & Software Installation

Day 6 Update: Akim Oda Digital Skills Training 2023

Day 6 of the Ghana Digital Centres Limited’s Digital Skills Training programme being held at Akim Oda focused on WordPress features, including custom themes and plugins.

Participants also deepened their proficiency in Microsoft Office, exploring advanced functions in Word and Excel.

In the WordPress session, participants learned about customizing themes, managing plugins, and optimizing website performance.

Overall, the participants are gaining a deeper understanding of these tools and are looking forward to applying their new skills in real-world projects during the remaining days of the training.

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Day 3 Update: Akim Oda Digital Skills Training 2023

Greetings! Ghana Digital Centres Limited is thrilled to share the exciting progress from Day 3 of the Akim Oda Digital Skills Training.

On this remarkable day, our talented scholars dived into the world of Photoshop, creating stunning logos that showcased their creativity and design prowess. They also explored the power of Microsoft Office, equipping themselves with essential digital tools for enhanced productivity.

The dedication and enthusiasm shown by our participants continue to amaze us! We are proud to witness the growth and transformation as they embrace digital skills that will undoubtedly shape their future.

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