Flew off the shelves during the Trade Fair
Just like pictures, numbers too don’t lie; BoSigujana were selling like hot fat cakes at the Swaziland International Trade Fair (SITF), with 7 000 of them sold.
This means roughly E17 500 was made during SIFT that ended on Monday. By buying the set top boxes, one is able to watch Swazi TV, Channel S, TBN and also listens to SBIS and VOC.
Director of Communications, Andreas Dlamini from the Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) was ecstatic about the sale; “during SITF’s, roughly 7 000 Set- Top Boxes (Sigujana) were sold”.
The set top boxes are still selling at a promotional affordable and yet reasonable E250.This special is only for the month of September which also happened to be SIFT’s month and Umhlanga ( Reed) dance, bot h at Lozi t ha a nd Shiselweni. Initially, especially, for one to watch locally brewed television shows one needed to fork out E500. That is the original price for the set top boxes.
“The promotion will last until the end of the month as we are waiting for the Shiselweni Reed Dance,” Dlamini said. Dlamini also revealed that the response of Swazi’s showed that many Swazi could afford the promotional price. He then encouraged the public to get themselves the set top boxes. Ministe r of I nf or mation, Communication and Technology, Dumsani Ndlangamandla also confirmed that it had been reported to him that about 7 000 of set top boxes were sold during SIFT.
“They told me that about 7 000 set top boxes were sold. That to me sends a signal that it’s necessary for us as a ministry to have a discussion because judging by the figures, one would conclude that Swazi’s wants to own bosigujane. The only problem is, the set top boxes are not a c c e s s i bl e , ” Ndlangamandla added.
The minister further added that on Friday morning, he instructed Dlamini to finalise and furnished him with a report so he can start to action on it. He added that when buying the set top boxes, television license fee which is E180 was not and is not inclusive in the original and promotional price of the set top boxes.