modernghana logo

FEATURED STORY Why Christian Clergymen Are Unqualified To Pronounce Blessings On Their Con...

body-container-line

Government committed to strengthening the Media

GBC
31 August 2009 | General News

The Minister of Communications, Haruna Iddrisu says government is committed to strengthening the media in achieving its vision of ensuring transparent, and become more accountable to the people. 

Mr. Iddrisu said the role of the media especially GBC is crucial in deepening the democratic process of the nation.  There is therefore the need to re-structure the State Broadcaster to effectively discharge its mandate for the well being of Ghanaians.

The Minister made this known when the Ghana Journalists Association, GJA presented a paper on the way forward in transforming GBC into a true public service broadcaster  to the  Minister in Accra.  

The document was presented as part of the advocacy the GJA is championing to sensitize stakeholders on the need to transform the state broadcaster into a public service one.  The paper is the outcome of series of consultations by the GJA from the middle of 2007 to 2009. 

The Minister of Communications hinted that government has instituted a cabinet sub-committee to look into the proposed re-structure of GBC and will soon send its findings to Parliament for consideration. 

Mr. Iddrisu assured the GJA that his Ministry and that of the Information Ministry will help push the proposal to its logical conclusion.  He was of the view that restructuring alone will not give GBC the needed support but rather it must increase its license fees to raise revenue for the Corporation.

Mr. Iddrisu suggested that the collection of TV license can be done through the DSTV channel for onward submission to GBC.  He said ICT technology could also be another medium to collect TV license.  He urged all stakeholders to come on board to make the restructuring of GBC a reality.

Do you have a story for publication? Please email it to editor@modernghana.com

General News

quot-img-1If it is harder for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God, then it is easier for a poor man to enter.

By: Kyei-Afrifa Ma Germ quot-img-1

Inter Bank Rates

Currency Buying Selling
U.S Dollar4.40514.4095
Euro5.23535.2389
Pound Sterling5.95005.9577
Swiss Franc4.54514.5485
Canadian Dollar3.57533.5778
S/African Rand0.33070.3308
Australian Dollar3.50103.5073
body-container-line