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‘Suspend TV License Prosecutions, Engage Dialogue’ -GBC Board Orders

The governing board of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), has ordered the state broadcaster’s management to halt any plans of instituting legal actions against persons that may fail to comply with payment of their TV license.

The board has also instructed management of the GBC to engage stakeholders as part of measures to reach consensus on modalities for the payment of TV license.

This comes in the wake of widespread public backlash and outcry over reports of establishment of a specialised court to dealt with those that will fail to the levy.

Following a board meeting Wednesday January 10, 2018, the board in a statement signed by its Chairman, Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Adow Obeng said, “the Governing Board is assuring the general public not to entertain any fear for any such possible prosecutions.”

The board also urged the National Media Commission (NMC) to explore a more sustainable funding module for the GBC.

“With Respect to the future of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, the Board recommends that the National Media Commission (NMC) drives the process of engaging critical stakeholders to resolve the status of GBC, and find a more enduring funding module, that would enable it to discharge its constitutional mandate.”

Source: Mohammed

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