September 27, 2018

A member of the communications committee Samuel Nartey George has expressed very serious worries over the future of the Ghanaian broadcast space after engaging the sector Minister and his Deputy on three different occasions.

According to the Ningo-Prampram lawmaker, instead of allying the fears of Ghanaians about the “unholy union with Star Times”, a Chinese company in Ghana, “The Minister and his Deputy have clearly demonstrated an unwavering love and loyalty to the Chinese cause at the expense of Ghanaian media owners. The Minister has called the genuine concern of Ghana Independent Broadcasters (GIBA) ugly noise”, he lamented.

He further pointed out that the Minister called the fear of GIBA as fanciful and tagged it as Sinophobia.

Mr. Samuel Nartey George vow to continue to speak to protect the Ghanaian business and interest irrespective of which party is in power, “we owe it to those who have elected us”, and said those who have sought to downplay the exposures viewed by Ghanaians he leaves it for their conscience to judge.

“I am open to engage anyone from within Government or Star Times who thinks I have mislead the Ghanaian public in a public debate on the issue”.

The Ningo-Prampram legislator emphasised that he had put out only forty (40) percent of the information and documents available to him on the matter out due to the constraints of time on the various Television platforms he had engaged in so far.

And looked forward for a public engagement with stakeholders where there can be a full disclosure without the constraint of time.

He pointed out to the Communications Minister that “we” do not hate China, but only loves Ghana more and the tax payers money pays the Minister, he feels sad for GIBA, this he expressed on his facebook wall.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/