President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has directed the Minister of Communications, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful to suspend her directive to the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) to reduce its channels on the national Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) platform from six to three.
A press statement dated 23 July 2020, signed and issued by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Mr Eugene Arhin said the Minister has been directed “to suspend the implementation of the directives given to the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) in connection with the reduction of GBC’s channels on the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) platform, pending further consultation with stakeholders.”
GBC had been unhappy with the directive forcing the state broadcaster to petition the National Media Commission (NMC) to intervene.
The Communications Minister Ursula Owusu-Ekuful had maintained GBC will have to reduce its channels in order to free out space on the “national Digital Terrestrial Television platform which is currently at full capacity.”
The six GBC channels are: GTV, GBC News, GTV Sports+, Obonu TV, GTV Life and Ghana Learning TV