- It has emerged that funds from the TV license will be used for classrooms
- A special court has been established to punish all defaulters from January 4th
Yen.com.gh is gathering that the payment of TV license will help finance some projects in the country.
After going through the website of the TV license enforcement unit, it has been revealed that the fees gathered from the TV license will go into the establishment of "studio classrooms" for students in junior high and senior high schools.
According to the website, tvlicence.com.gh, the fees will; "Provide Studio Class Rooms for BECE and WASSCE students across the nation, to enable students in deprived schools to also access quality education".
Other advantages the payment of the license will provide are the rehabilitation of studios and offices of GBC, reduction of government support to GBC, promotion and maintenance of the culture and languages of Ghana, preservation of historical films and programmes depicting the history and the heritage of Ghanaians, establishment of community radio and television stations in the districts of Ghana, market and advertise Ghana to the world among others.
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.
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. Failure to pay could result in at least 1 year in prison.
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