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Ghana Broadcasting Corporation Risks Going Off-Air Over Electricity Debt -Reports

The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) and its group of outlets across Ghana risk going off-air if the company’s debt to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is not immediately paid up.

The Chairman of the National Media Commission (NMC), Yaw Boadu-Ayeboafoh, at a recent meeting with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, said that the $364 000.00 debt owed to the ECG by GBC would have severe consequence for the National Security Council if not paid immediately.

He, however, said that lack of funding was delaying the process and therefore urged President Akufo-Addo to help address the problem.

Boadu-Ayeboafoh also expressed his concerns about the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) system that is about to be introduced by the Ministry of Communications.
According to him, the NMC should be involved in the planning for DTT, but he added that it had not been easy getting the Ministry of Communications to appreciate the Commission’s point of view.

Boadu-Ayeboafoh called for cooperation and support in this regard and stressed that at the centre of the DTT is the goal of enhancing the independence and freedom of the media.

On the GBC’s debt to the ECG, President Akufo-Addo called on Ghana’s Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, to treat the matter as an urgent one and bring an amicable resolution.

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