In a 2008 visit to the defunct sites, the chairman
"It is disheartening to see these valuable assets wasted yet we have a government in place. People can use this for internet services and start radio and television stations to improve on their income," he said. Mr Baliddawa said vibrant ICT must propel all stakeholders to rejuvenate the existing crumbling structures. He also added that revitalisation of ICT related tools can make institutions and markets productive, enhance skills and learning, improve governance and make it easier for the poor to access services and make their voices heard.
"This is wastage of government wealth which could see Ugandans reap benefit from it," the MP added.
Billions lostMr Baliddawa said there was need to revitalise the ICT industry in the district through the existing structures. He said the government loses billions of income from such abandoned structures, which the trend has to be reversed.
In 2002, the government announced plans to install new transmitters at a cost of
So far transmitters at Kabale and Mawaga have been installed, but the residents are asking when the one in Arua, that would serve the north and eastern regions, will be installed.
Importance of satellites
Satellite communications links add capacity to existing communications capabilities and provide additional alternate routings for communications traffic. Satellite links, as one of several kinds of long-distance links, interconnect switching centres located strategically around the world. They are part of the defence communication systems (DCS) network. One important aspect of the satellite communications network is that it continues in operation under conditions that sometimes render other methods of communications inoperable.
Because of this, satellites make a significant contribution to improved reliability of
There are also nine types of satellites that perform different functions. This include, astronomy, atmospheric studies satellite, navigation, communications, reconnaissance, remote sensing satellite, search and rescue, space exploration and weather satellite.
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