Family smiles at digitalisation
funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ).
Speaking during a visit to the new transmission site and the new homestead, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Mr George Charamba said the family had to be moved after it was discovered that the site was dangerously close to the homestead.
“When we were doing our site identification, somehow technology failed us. We didn’t see that there was a homestead, next to where we had sited our tower.
“We realised when we moved to the site that there was a homestead, which was dangerously close to the tower. What was originally meant to be migration from analogue to digital then had this direct consequence of migrating human beings from the site,” said Mr Charamba.
He commended BAZ for funding the construction of the homestead, saying it went a long way in improving the lifestyle of the Moyo family.
“What made the story a happy one is that when we realised that there was that negative impact on a family, we immediately mobilised resources through BAZ and relocated the family to yield this beautiful homestead.
“When I look at the homestead, I don’t see money that was sunk in, but I see our little contribution to improving the lifestyle of a family in Nkayi. If you remember from the documentation that we have