Live Telecast Of Election Petition Hearing Likely To End – GBC Boss
The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) is considering halting the daily coverage of the election petition hearing at the Supreme Court.
Chief Justice Georgina Theodora Wood instructed Ghana Television to telecast the proceedings of the hearing of the election petition live, after weeks of debate, sparked by the live telecast of the hearing of the Kenyan petition.
However, the Corporation has revealed it is losing about GHC100,000 daily because it has suspended regular programming on the network.
The Director General of GBC, Major (Rtd) Albert Don-Chebe, told Citi News, GBC might not be able to continue with the coverage without any financial assistance.
“Sooner or later, we are going to wave the red flag and say, ladies and gentlemen, if this amount of money is not put into our coffers, I’m afraid, we will be unable to continue this coverage. It’s as simple as that.”
He maintained that, his outfit cannot sustain the $50,000 a day, but added that he is in consultation with his “colleagues, my directors and sooner or later, we will wave the red flag and ask that the bill that has been accumulated so far be paid so that we can continue giving Ghanaians this coverage which is something that everybody wants to see.”