GBC Director General Asked To Proceed On Leave over TV License


    The Director General of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) Dr. Kwame Akuffo Anoff-Ntow has been asked to proceed on leave by the governing board of the state broadcaster, has gathered.

    The directive to Dr. Anoff-Ntow was issued Monday evening, according to a source with knowledge of the development.

    He is in his 13th month as the Director General of the state broadcaster.

    The directive, the source explained was because of the  Corporation’s unpopular resolve to prosecute people who will default in the payment of the mandatory Television license fee.

    The TV licensing Act 1966 (NLCD 89) of Ghana mandates the collection of license fees from persons or households owning TV sets. The collection of the fee was reintroduced in 2015.

    Domestic TV users are to pay between GH¢36 and GH¢60 for one or more TV sets in a household while TV set repairers and sales outlets are to pay an annual sum of between GHc60 to GHc240.
    Commercial TV operators are to pay GHc36 per annum for each TV set.

    The Chief Justice recently set up a special TV License Court to handle cases of defaulters.

    The decision has courted huge public outcry with the majority declaring they will not pay leading to the governing board to intervene ordering the Corporation to halt its plans.