Anger, confusion, insults as Ghanaians express "frustration" over payment of TV license fee

Anger, confusion, insults as Ghanaians express "frustration" over payment of TV license fee

- Ghanaians are complaining about the payment of TV license

- A special court has been established to punish all defaulters from January 4th

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The Chief Justice, Sophia Akufo, has given the green light for the establishment of a special court to punish and jail all Ghanaians who fail to pay their TV license fees.

Anger, confusion, insults as Ghanaians express "frustration" over payment of TV license fee

Anger, confusion, insults as Ghanaians express "frustration" over payment of TV license fee

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The special courts have been established across all ten regions of Ghana with specific judges delegated to take charge of each of them.

"The Courts located in the Regions are to sit every Thursday with effect from 4th January 2018 until otherwise directed. The time for the Court sitting is 8:30 am to 4 pm,” the memo indicated further.

What this means is that dealers in television sets will pay GH¢5 per month, while commercial license users will pay GH¢3 per month for a television set.

But some Ghanaians have been expressing their views on this development. For some, the state broadcaster, including Ghana Television (GTV) does not deserve these fees considering the poor provision of content.

Anger, confusion, insults as Ghanaians express "frustrations" over payment of TV license fee

Meanwhile, the police department has also been charged to ensure that the collection of the fees are enforced very well.

Anger, confusion, insults as Ghanaians express "frustrations" over payment of TV license fee

But there are questions over the motive behind the payment of these taxes as persons are questioning whether these license is meant for GBC or normal televisions.

Anger, confusion, insults as Ghanaians express "frustrations" over payment of TV license fee

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Anger, confusion, insults as Ghanaians express "frustrations" over payment of TV license fee

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