Ghana Broadcasting Corporation Gets New Boss
Ghana’s National Media Commission (NMC) together with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo have appointed the communication expert Prof. Amin Alhassan, as the Director-General of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation.
The Commission has also appointed the multiple award-winning sales leader, Frederick Amissah, as the new Managing Director for the New Times Corporation.
Prof. Alhassan takes the reigns over from Augustus Yamson, who was the Director-General for GBC for some time now.
Alhassan holds Doctoral and Masters degrees in Communication Studies from Concordia University in Montreal and Tampere University in Finland.
He has represented UDS in many capacities, including serving for two terms as a UDS Governing Council Member.
Prof. Alhassan has also authored three books on Journalism, Development Studies and Mass Communication.
His appointment comes right at a time when the 2018 Auditor’s General report implicated GBC in a deal which saw the state broadcaster allegedly sell one of its channels, GTV Govern, to a privately-owned corporation.
While the workers alleged that the channel had been sold, GBC’s management rejected those claims and said that the channel had been given to the private company to only to operate a local television station for a short period in an effort to rake in revenue for GBC.
The NMC ultimately suspended the deal, but there are currently ongoing investigations into the matter.