GBC Begs For GH¢600,000.00 For Live Coverage Of 2020 Election Petition

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State broadcaster, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) says it needs about GH¢600,000.00 for the live coverage of the 2020 Election Petition.

According a report by the GNA sighted by Kasatintin News, ‘the sum of GH¢15,000.00 a day for the 42 days of live coverage of the Election Petition, will go into the purchase of link-a technology that will upload production from the courtroom for broadcasting’.

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But GBC is struggling to raise the amount, which was not budgeted for, from its Internally Generated Funds (IGF).

Further checks by the GNA revealed that GBC’s IGF is in a ‘hand to mouth’ situation and woefully inadequate to support its daily operations.

The Corporation is also said to be struggling to raise enough IGF to pay about GH¢18 million owed its retired staff.

GNA gave a background to GBC’s financial crisis and said ‘ in 2017, a client made a claim against the Corporation for breach of contract arising out of purchase of airtime between 2007 and 2011.

That situation compelled GBC to go into a settlement agreement to the tune of GH¢9 million, though the value of the four contracts was allegedly less than GH¢800,000.00’.

‘The source revealed that, after GBC paid GH¢1.8 million, a committee of inquiry was set up to interrogate the transaction’ the state news agency added ‘The findings of the committee helped the Corporation to stop a garnishee order against it’.

SOURCE: Kasatintin.com

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