Akufo-Addo directs payment of GBC’s electricity debt
President Akufo-Addo has directed the immediate payment of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation’s (GBC) debt owed the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).
According to the President, given that the state broadcaster’s function, a permanent solution is needed to resolve the matter asking the Information Minister to facilitate the payment as soon as possible.
“Mr. minister, these [GHc25 million debt of electricity bills]are all matters that you have to look at… And the sooner we can settle them in a satisfactory way so that they can do their work, the better for the growth of our country and its democracy,” he said.
The President made this remark after the leadership of the National Media Commission (NMC) paid a courtesy call on him at the Flagstaff house.
The Chairman of the NMC, Yaw Boadu Ayeboafo bemoaned the GHc25 million ECG debt, a situation he said is crippling their operation.
“One of the things that affects the GBC is the question of electricity bill because of the numerous stations that it has across the country. They play strategic roles… We therefore thought we should bring it before you so we can collectively look at what we can do about this.”