NMC appoints committee for GBC reforms

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The National Media Commission has appointed a committee of experts to examine ways to transform GBC into a more efficient public service broadcaster.

The Committee is to consult a wide range of stakeholders including past and present GBC board, management, staff, union and other identifiable groups in Ghana in order to make recommendations to the Commission.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Executive secretary of NMC on Monday, September 13, 2021.

Members of the Committee are:

1. Mr. Yaw Asamaoh (Investment Banker) – Chairman
2. Mrs. Wilna Quarmyne (Media Development Expert) – Member
3. Dr. Gilbert Tietaah, (Academic and media researcher) – Member
4. Ms. Rita Sraha (Management Consultant) – Member
5. Mr. Daniel Owusu Nyanmpong (Lawyer) – Member
6. Mr. Kofi Yeboah Kodie (Communications Engineer) – Member
7. Mr. Berifi Apenteng (Media Expert and Lawyer) – Member
8. Ms. Cecilia Eduful, (former Manager of NMC’s Media Monitoring Centre) – Secretary.

he Committee’s specific Terms of Reference are to:

1. Examine GBCs Public Service Broadcasting functions within the context of
a. Pluralistic media in Ghana
b. Socio-cultural, political and economic considerations.
c. Government, professional, public interest and private sector competitive demands.

2. Examine the current state of GBC

i. mandate and governance,
ii. funding and revenues
iii. product portfolios and values,
iv. institutional culture and operational challenges
v. current and future technological needs within the framework of evolving communications technology
and make recommendations for the enhancement of its operations.

3. Recommend a vision for a transformed GBC that responds to considerations of Ghana’s national interest and development aspirations.

4. Define a future for GBC [by Considering issues of scope and scale; balance of costs and benefits; media and journalism professional development; pluralism and the public interest; social inclusion and cultural identity; democratic governance and national development.

The Commission calls on all stakeholders to cooperate with the Committee for the betterment of GBC.



Source: graphic.com.gh

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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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