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05.02.2009 Politics

GTV fires Egbert

By The Statesman

  The ruling National Democratic Congress is gradually but steadily getting rid off its perceived political opponents from all spheres of our national life.

Egbert Faibille Jnr, Managing Editor of the Ghanaian Observer , has been relieved of his job as host of Talking Point , a popular analytical current affairs discussion programme on Ghana Television.

According to our reliable source, the seasoned journalist cum lawyer was officially told that management wanted to redesign the programme, hence the instruction for him to stay away from the station.

Interestingly, Kwesi Pratt Jnr, Managing Editor of The Insight , who for a long time, had stayed away from the state-owned television, has become a regular panelist on News Review segment of the station's Breakfast show. He comes on every Wednesday.

Other institutions from which the NDC government has either sacked or suspended workers include the Foreign Affairs Ministry, National Disaster Management Organisation, and the Security Services.

Now, it appears the ruling government is also desirous to get hold of the media and this is beginning to manifest both in the print and electronic.

Even the much-listened programme on Joy FM, Newsfile , has taken a new dimension in its discourse, as well as panelists" composition.

Last Saturday, three NDC activists were invited as panels on the programme, against Kwaku Baako Jnr, Managing Editor of The Crusading Guide and a known sympathiser of the opposition New Patriotic Party.