President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has asked the Minister for Communications to suspend the directives given to Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) to reduce its channels on the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) platform.
In a press release issued and signed by the Communications Director at the Office of the President, Eugene Arhin, the President directed the Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, to hold onto the implementation of the directives, pending further consultations with stakeholders.
Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister for Communications, in a letter dated 26th June 2020, notified the Director-General of the GBC of the Government’s intention to reduce the number of channels the GBC currently occupied on the National Digital Terrestrial Television Network from six to three.
Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful said, “this is to ensure there is redundancy on the National DTT platform which is currently at full capacity.”
The measure was also to allow for the maintenance of the DTT platform.
The letter also said that GTV’s channels would be returned to it when work on the planned expansion of Ghana’s DTT network was completed.
It asked the GBC to respond within 60 days.
The Management and Board of the GBC, however, asked the NMC to intervene.
Rex Mainoo Yeboah, ISD