Court case not an injunction, we’ll collect TV license – GBC Boss

1.4744829-620x330The Director-General of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), Major (retired) Albert Don-Chebe has said the suit brought against the media organization by Dr Charles Wereko Brobbey is not an injunction against the collection of TV License fees.

Dr Charles Wereko Brobbey is asking for an order of perpetual injunction, which will restrain the 1st defendant which is GBC, from collecting the TV license fees from August 1, 2015, because he objects to the sharing formula, which would see 25% of revenue going to organizations like the National media Commission and the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA).Dr Wereko Brobbey’s lawyer, Egbert Faibille has argued that following the legal suit, any attempt to charge TV license fees would amount to contempt of court, but Major Don-Chebe disagrees.

In an interview with Citi News, he points out that the writ is not in respect of TV license collection.

“I have read the writ and I can see that the reliefs he is seeking are not in respect of not collecting TV license, he is against the sharing formula. He is making a point that he does not agree with sharing with other organisations like GIBA, NMC and the ministry but he has no objection against the license…We think this does not amount to an injunction,” he added.