Here is why GBC risks going off-air

By Mutala Yakubu
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The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation which is the National Broadcaster and its outlets across the nation risk going off-air.

This is due to the company's indebtedness to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

At the National Media Commission's (NMC) meeting with President Akufo-Addo on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Chairman of the Commission, Yaw Boadu-Ayeboafoh said the debt of GH¢25m has dire consequence for National Security Council if not paid promptly.

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 He said the National Security relies heavily on the services of GBC and its outlets to monitor events in the country.

Mr. Yaw Boadu-Ayeboafoh is the Chairman of the National Media Commission.

JoyNews’ Presidential Correspondent, Elton John Brobbey, reported that Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo directed the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, to treat the issue as urgent to bring an amicable resolution.

The President, who has been meeting organised bodies, took the opportunity to caution the media against yellow-journalism.

The media must be balanced and fair, the president admonished.

Nana Akufo-Addo further called for a clear balance between media freedom and responsibility.