By Roselyn Gayaglo & Adiza Bawa
Chairman of the National Media Commission, Yaw Boadu Ayeboafo has appealed to the Electricity Company of Ghana, ECG to hasten slowly with its disconnection process when dealing with GBC. He called for a Tripartite Committee consisting of GBC, ECG and the Public Utility Regulatory Commission, PURC, to negotiate how GBC can pay its debts.
Mr. Ayeboafo spoke during the inauguration of the new GBC Board in Accra.
”GBC needs ECG as much as the Electricity Company of Ghana needs GBC to educate the public”. ”Hasten slowly in disconnecting GBC”, he said.
Mr. Boadu Ayeboafo urged the media to educate themselves from time to time to be in a better position to educate the public.
” An ill-educated person is a danger to societal development”, according to the NMC Chairman.
For his part, Executive Secretary of the NMC, George Sarpong applauded GBC for the unique role it has played in enhancing the cultural diversity of the nation. This, he said, ”is the reason people of great expertise are needed to steer the affairs of GBC”.
The Director-General of GBC, Professor Amin Alhassan reiterated that GBC as a Public Service Broadcaster is incapable of generating enough resources, but is determined to deliver. GBC is therefore focused on moving from bureaucracy to business, and would work at raking in more revenue to deliver on its mandate.
The Board Chairman, Professor Samuel Debrah expressed the new Board’s commitment to ensure that rd in ensuring that the Corporation chalks up greater heights.