Baboons halt Itezhi-tezhi ZNBC signal
A group of baboons has tempered with the Zambia National Broadcasting Cooperation (ZNBC) receiving dish inItezhi-tezhi district disrupting television signal.
The incident happened barely two days after ZNBC restored its television
signal to the district after more than one month without signal.
Itezhi-tezhi Acting District Commissioner (DC) Hampende Hichilema
confirmed the incident to ZANIS in interview that the baboons descended
on the ZNBC installation on Saturday morning and disturbed the dish.
“The incident happened on Saturday when a group of baboons were playing
around the dish and in the process they moved the dish from its position
and some cable to the LNB got disturbed” he said.
A check at the ZNBC dish by ZANIS revealed that the dish was slightly
moved off its position and some rods supporting the dish were bent.
The Acting DC has asked ZNBC to provide protection of the satellite dish
to prevent further damage of the installation by the baboons.
Meanwhile Itezhi-tezhi residents have asked ZNBC to urgently restore the
signal to Itezhi-tezhi.
One resident Mukubulo chilufya appealed to ZNBC to treat the loss of the
signal to the district with urgency so that the district is not left in the
dark in terms of information and current affairs.