- GBC will be enforcing laws to boost compliance related to the collection of TV licenses
- The chief justice has hinted of a special court for all defaulters
A special court is about to be established for all persons who fail to pay their TV license.
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This move is by the chief justice who argues that the move will ensure that Ghanaians respect the order to have their TV licenses paid. This, according to her, will see the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) able to fend of its operational costs.
“The Saturday court will require extra fee to pay the Judges since it doesn’t fall within the working days of the Judges and I will speak to the Judges to seek their advice on the issue if it is possible for the establishment of the court,” she revealed during a courtesy call paid her by management of the public broadcaster.
What this means is that several thousands of Ghanaians who fail to pay their TV license would now be dragged to a court of law and subsequently face prosecution.
Head of (GBC), Dr. Kwame Akuffo Anoff-Ntow is therefore hopeful the establishment of this court will help improve the operations of the public broadcaster.
The TV license will see domestic TV users pay GH¢36 for a license annually, instead of the old fee of Gp30.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) has engaged the services of agents to move to homes across the country to collect TV license fees.
The effort falls under the second phase of the TV license project, which now includes a collection manual to guide both collectors and payers.
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