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GBC appeals for support to cover 2023 African Olympics

Director-General of the GBC, Prof. Amin Alhassan.

The Director General of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), Prof. Amin Alhassan, has appealed to government to assist the Corporation with logistics to enable it to successfully cover the Africa Games which will be hosted by Ghana in 2023.

He said though GBC is partially prepared, infrastructure such as Outside Broadcasting equipment require an upgrade.

Prof Alhassan made the appeal when leadership of the Local Organizing Committee, for the Olympics Games called on him at Broadcasting house in Accra.

The tournament to be staged in Ghana between August and September 2023, will see all fifty-four African countries compete in twenty-five disciplines.

Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee, for the Olympic Games, Dr. Kwaku Ofosu-Asare noted that GBC, is indispensable as far as quality media coverage of the tournament is concerned.

He asked the Corporation to position itself in terms of capacity and retooling to win the bid to telecast the games.

The Director General of the GBC, Prof. Amin Alhassan, said the Corporation has the resources and platforms to telecast the tournament.

He was hopeful the Corporation would put in a good bid to win the right to telecast. He also expressed concerns about obsolete equipment which he said, could affect production and appealed to government for support.

Deputy Director of Television, George Lomotey was optimistic GBC is well placed to telecast the tournament.

This he attributed to the rich experience in the coverage of similar tournaments hosted in other countries.

The Africa Games to be hosted in Ghana will be staged in Accra and Kumasi.

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