President Akufo-Addo has directed the Communications Minister to suspend the DTT directive given to the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC).
A press release issued by the Director of Communications at the Office of the President, Eugene Arhin, said the President has asked the minister to suspend the implementation of the directive pending further consultations with stakeholders.
Prior to this release, the National Media Commission had described the directive by the Communications Ministry to reduce three of the six channels of the state broadcaster as being outside the Ministry’s remits.
It said the Ministry is usurping its powers.
According to the Commission, the constitution mandates it “to promote and ensure the freedom and independence of the media for mass communication or information” and also “insulate the state-owned media from governmental control.”
Read full statement below: