Those who will refuse to pay TV license are ‘foolish’ – Maurice Ampaw


    Controversial private legal practitioner, Maurice Ampaw has stated that it smacks of foolishness for one to take an entrenched stance he or she will not pay TV license in the country.

    Lawyer Maurice Ampaw, has sent a patriotic message to those opposing government’s decision to strengthen the collection of TV license through the latest measure saying it’s unwise for them to say they would not pay TV license.

    Sympathizer of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and Ghanaian musician, Kwame Asare Obeng also known as A Plus has ignited a public debate indicated, he will never pay TV license and is therefore ready to face the law to defend his decision.

    Many Ghanaian citizens have jumped into the fray to defend his position indicating that there is nothing unique about the state broadcaster to warrant the payment of GH¢36 as TV license.

    The Director General of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) earlier sent a request to the Attorney General seeking to create a special court for TV license collection.

    Eleven special courts have been set up by the AG throughout the country to ensure culprits are charged and fined for defying orders to pay TV license.

    However, further development has indicated the, Director General of the GBC did not engage the various stakeholders before presenting the request to the AG.

    But lawyer Maurice Ampaw, speaking in a radio interview with Silver FM in Kumasi urged Ghanaians to pay the levy irrespective of how people feel in relation to GTV’s content.

    “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 added

    According to him, it will be ‘unwise’ for anyone to refuse to pay looking at the cost involved when you are charged for defying the law.

    He described such act as ‘unwise’ and encouraged Ghanaians to pay the levy.

    “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 urged.