Gov’t to eradicate poverty with free digiboxes

Government says the best way to help families facing extreme poverty, hunger and disease is by giving them free digital satellite boxes.

Under a new government plan unveiled by Minister of Communications, Dr Edward Omane Boamah, the over 45 percent of the population currently living on less than US$1.25 a day as well as parents struggling to feed their  children and other households at risk of dying from curable diseases like cholera and malaria will receive help from the government in a form of a digital box. Spending taxpayer’s money on free digital receivers, according to government sources, is the most effective tool against poverty.

With the final switchover from the analogue to digital television signal set to be completed in 2016, government officials say “the digital receiver is number one on the priority list” of every impoverished household in the country. “The best way to help households struggling to provide their children with a square meal is to give them a free digibox,” argued one government official.
Another added that with the free digital recievers, “people can forget the destitution facing them by simply binging on football and azonto music videos.”

 

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