President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has directed the Minister for Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful to abort her directive to the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) over its DTT channels.
The Minister for Communications directed the state broadcaster to within 60 days reduce its channels on DTT (Digital Terrestrial Television) from six to three.
This directive from the Minister generated a lot of controversies as some individuals and institutions condemned the act.
Following this, a press statement from the Communications Directorate of the Presidency has directed the Minister to put a hold on the directive.
According to the Director of Communications at the Jubilee House, Eugene Arhin, the suspension is to make room for broader consultations among stakeholders.
“The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Thursday, 23rd July 2020, directed the Minister for Communications, Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, MP to suspend the implementation of the directives given to the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), in connection with the reduction of GBC channels on the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) platform, pending further consultation with stakeholders, ” the statement from the presidency read.