By: Jonathan Thompson.
The National Media Commission, NMC, has appointed a Committee of Experts to examine ways to transform the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, GBC into a more efficient Public Service Broadcaster.
The 8-Member Committee is to consult a wide range of stakeholders including past and present GBC Board, Management, Staff, Union and other identifiable groups in Ghana to make recommendations to the Commission.
A statement issued by the Executive Secretary of the NMC, George Sarpong, said the Committee is tasked with the responsibilities of examining GBC’s functions within the context of pluralistic media in Ghana and the socio-cultural and political considerations.
It would also examine the current state of the State Broadcaster in terms of its mandate and governance as well as its funding and revenue generation among other challenges.
The Committee is expected to make recommendations for the enhancement of GBC’s operations, while looking at the future technological needs of the station.
Members of the Committee are Yaw Asamoah, an Investment Banker who occupies the Chairmanship position as well as Cecilia Eduful, former Manager of NMC’s Media Monitoring Centre who becomes Secretary to the Committee. Other members are Mrs. Wilna Quarmyne, a Media Development Expert, Dr. Gilbert Tietaah, an Academic and Media Researcher and Rita Sraha, a Management Consultant.
The rest are Daniel Owusu Nyanmpong, a Lawyer, Mr. Kofi Yeboah Kodie, Communications Engineer and Berifi Apenteng, a Media Expert and Lawyer.
The statement called on all stakeholders to assist the Committee of Experts in their work, to facilitate the progress of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation.
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