The Commercial Division of the High Court on Monday dismissed the interlocutory injunction filed by Startimes DTV Ghana Company Ltd to prevent the Ministry of Communications (MoC) from implementing its Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) road-map following the termination of the contract on 14th January 2014.wpid-court20ordders0.jpg

A statement signed by Dr Edward Omane-Boamah, Minister of Communications and copied to the GNA said the dismissal of the interlocutory injunction opens the way for the Ministry of Communications to continue with its robust and cost effective implementation road-map aimed at ensuring that a DTT network solution is deployed in the country.

Following the termination of the Startimes contract, the Ministry of Communications commenced the process for the selection of a new vendor through an expression of interest published in the Daily Graphic of 29th January 2015.

The statement said Seventeen (17) companies, made up of local and international, responded to the advertisement and duly submitted their Expression of Interest by the deadline.

The process was however curtailed as a result of the interlocutory injunction filed by Startimes on February 3, 2015.

It said the ruling by the Court therefore dissolves a major stumbling block and ensures uninhibited implementation of our digital migration process.

Accordingly the Ministry is working with all stakeholders including the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) and the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) to deploy a robust, cost effective and energy efficient solution that meets the broadcasting aspirations of all Ghanaians, the statement added

GNA

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