Ghanaians kicking against TV license fee are ‘foolish’ – Maurice Ampaw fumes

Ghanaians kicking against TV license fee are ‘foolish’ – Maurice Ampaw fumes

Private legal practitioner, Maurice Ampaw has unleashed his anger at section of the public criticizing government passage of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation TV license bill.

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Ghanaians kicking against TV license fee are ‘foolish’ – Maurice Ampaw fumes

Maurice Ampaw, legal practitioner

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According to the controversial lawyer, it smacks foolishness for one to take entrenched position not to pay TV license in the country.

Speaking on Kumasi-based Silver FM, Maurice Ampaw encourage Ghanaians to pay the levy irrespective of how people feel about content produced by the state broadcaster, GTV.

“You can’t argue in the law court that, GTV has not been offering you what you like so there is no reason to pay TV license. Therefore instead of paying a small amount why do you prefer to pay more when being sent to court?” He quizzed

“Even the transportation involved in attending court sessions alone can pay what you refused to,” he said.

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Lawyer Ampaw in his conversation insisted that it will be ‘unwise’ thing for anyone to refuse to pay looking at the cost involved when charged in court for defying the law.

“GTV promotes National heritage therefore we must not hesitate to pay the levy. We can only criticize and hold them responsible when we duly pay it,” he added.

The recent passage of the TV license bill has sparked outrage with many Ghanaians kicking against not to pay the GH¢36 monthly TV levy.

Meanwhile, a controversial Ghanaian musician and a member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwame Asare Obeng, aka A Plus has vowed not pay the TV fee.

He has argued that there is nothing unique about the state broadcaster to warrant payment of TV license.

Therefore, he is prepared to go to jail over the matter.

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