GBC workers call for dissolution of GBC Board

The Divisional Workers’ Union of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation yesterday called on the National Media Commission (NMC) to dissolve the board of the state broadcaster.

According to them, the actions of the board did not promote the well-being of the workers.

Addressing the media in Accra, Mr. Michael Allotey, the Divisional Union Chairman, said workers are currently facing lots of challenges due to inappropriate plans in running GBC.

He called for the release of the audit report which was carried out on the 2014 World Cup coverage, saying, it would be a means to determine their agitations were right or wrong.

In relation to the consultations, Mr. Allotey said the workers had several meetings and written petitions which yielded no results, and therefore, decided to move to the public due to the lack of seriousness on the part of the board.

“We have had boardroom meetings at various levels and the final resort is to bring it to the public domain”, he stressed.

The Union, he disclosed, had relevant documents to back their claims of the mismanagement going on at the state broadcaster, adding that, most of the equipment needed to work were deteriorating.

Mr. Allotey said that, the only way to have peace and ensure a condusive atmosphere, was to dissolve the Kwame-Asante board.

Mr. John Sampah, representing the General Secretary of the Public Service Workers Union (PSWU), in a solidarity message, urged all stakeholders involved in managing the state broadcaster to pay attention to the workers’ concern and resolve the issues before they got out of hand.

He expressed full support for the workers’ actions, and promised they would do anything possible to drive home their demands in order to increase productivity.

“We will use all the right channels available to tackle the situation affecting our colleagues”, he said.

By Luther King Owusu-Amoah

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