Government says it will soon contract a loan from the Import Bank of China to complete the second and third phases of the Digital Migration project.
Information and Broadcasting Minister, Chishimba Kambwili says the money will be used to buy decoders and transmission equipment to be installed in the remaining parts of the country.
Mr. Kambwili told ZNBC News in a telephone interview that government through Star Times intends to buy over one million decoders which will be given to the public on credit.
He attributed the delay to purchase decoders to technical specifications by the Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority -ZICTA-.
Mr. Kambwili said in view of this technical challenge government will soon amend the law to allow the procurement of the modern decoders.