GTV’s indebtedness to ECG leads to cut in transmission to Volta Region

The transmission of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation to the Volta Region has been cut.

The cut follows a decision by the Electricity Company of Ghana to sever supply of power to the transmission station of the state broadcaster in the region.

This is due to the station’s huge indebtedness to the power supplier.

The situation came up in Parliament Friday morning, and Joy News’ parliamentary correspondent Emmanuel Anteh reported that GBC owed the power providers about 720 million cedis over a four-year period.

Deputy Communications Minister, Ato Sarpong who briefed the House about the development explained that the station had problems with internally generated funds from the region; therefore, it was directed that all internally generated funds should be brought to Accra for disbursement.

However, the station failed to remit funds to the region to settle some of it debts which included the cost of electricity.

The ECG also said it could no longer supply the state broadcaster with power on credit, and therefore cut supply to the regional offices.

But Mr. Sarpong informed Parliament that the ministry is discussing the payment plan with ECG for it to resume supply to the station so that they can also carry on transmission to viewers in the region.


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