GBC cancels prosecution of TV license defaulters

GBC cancels prosecution of TV license defaulters

- GBC has halted the prosecution of defaulters of TV license

- The governing board says the complaints of Ghanaians have been heard

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The governing board of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), has cancelled its directive to drag persons who fail to pay the TV license to the court.

GBC cancels prosecution of TV license defaulters

GBC cancels prosecution of TV license defaulters

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In a press release signed by the chairman of the board, Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Adow Obeng, the board stated that all concerns raised by the general public on the matter have been resolved.

The governing board is assuring the general public not to entertain any fear of any such prosecutions. The board also noted the outcry, anxieties and apprehensions expressed by the public with respect to a possible prosecution for non-payment".

Earlier, the chief justice has argued 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 for 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 meant was 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.

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