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The National Broadcaster, the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation and its many outlets across the country risk going off-air if the company’s indebtedness to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is not paid immediately.
This was revealed during a meeting between the National Media Commission (NMC) and President Akufo-Addo.
The chairman of the Commission, Yaw Boadu-Ayeboafoh said the debt of GH¢25m hasn’t been paid and GBC risks been closed down if the National Security Council does not act promptly.
He added that the country’s spy agency relies heavily on the services of GBC and its outlets to monitor the events of the country.
It was reported that the President, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo has directed the Ministry of Information, headed by Mr. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah to treat the issue with urgency.
The President, who has been meeting organized 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.