The Director General of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, Dr Kwame Akuffo Anoff-Ntow, has been ordered to proceed on indefinite leave.
Dr Anoff-Ntow infamously wrote to the Chief Justice asking for special courts to be set up to prosecute Ghanaians who fail to pay their tv licence fees, a request which was granted and the courts set up.
The Board of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) has directed its management to refrain from prosecuting any Ghanaian who fails to pay the tv licence fee, citing the immense public opposition brewing against the move.
GBC has never been a darling of Ghanaians and this tv licence saga has made the company even more unpopular than it used to be, a complete PR disaster.
These two political enemies have landed on the same side on an issue for the first time in a while – staunch opposition to the tv licence fee.
Kwame Baffoe, the notorious NPP executive known as Abronye DC, has defiantly come out against the proposed levy to be collected by GBC.
Lawyer Maurice Ampaw continues his crusade to get every Ghanaian to pay their tv licence feed by any means possible.
The lawyer is so intent on making the point for tv licence that he’s willing to make comments many Ghanaians would consider blasphemous.
The company who run to government to set up an entire court to jail Ghanaians for not paying Ghc 3 a month have not exactly been following the law themselves, it has emerged.
The Ghana Music Rights Organizaton (GHAMRO), who collect royalties from entities who use the music of Ghanaian artists for commercial purposes, have taken the state broadcaster to court for failing to pay royalties for four years straight.
Pressure Group Occupy Ghana has called for the tv licence fee to be scrapped, describing it as an obsolete law and its application illegal and unconstitutional.
In a statement addressing the hot button issue of the day, the group says government should be looking at ways to move the country forward and not going back to apply an old law whose framers could not have imaged the digitalized world we live in now.
Maurice Ampaw has given his two cents on the raging issue of tv licence and you can always trust him to bring some comedy to a serious situation.
According to the lawyer, it’s only foolish people who would decide not to pay the tv licence fee and instead, have themselves brought before court to face a fine and possible jail time.
The BBC’s pidgin service continues to make people laugh with their take on trending issues in Africa.
Their latest story concerns the whole tv licence shambles currently engulfing Ghana where people are facing jail terms for simply not paying their tv licence fees.