Flagstaff House, others asked to pay TV licence

All government agencies and offices, including the Flagstaff House and parliament house, are required to register and pay their TV licence fees at the various collection points across the country, the Deputy Finance Director of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), Mr. Ebenezer Botwi, has stated.

He explained that the paying of TV licence was the civic responsibility of all Ghanaians, adding that failure to pay would result in a violation of the TV licence law.

Mr. Botwi stated these at a meeting at the GBC head office in Accra between management of GBC and representatives of the various banking institutions in the country, to strategise on how best to collect the TV licence fee.

The banks included UT Bank, Ecobank, GCB, GN Bank, National Investment Bank, adb, Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Unibank, United Bank of Africa, Access Bank and First Capital Plus were also part of the deliberation for efficient collection of TV licence.

Mr. Botwi said the collection of the fees by banks would bring about transparency as banks would be in the know of money accrued and disbursed to undertake projects to provide better services to Ghanaians.

He acknowledged that Ghanaians would be willing to pay the fees when the process involved was less stressful, simple and could be accounted for, hence the collaboration with banks across the country.

The Deputy Director-General of GBC, Mrs Francisca Ashietey-Odunton, urged the public to ignore public discourse that seeks to derail the importance of the TV licence.

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