Starting from August this year, Ghanaians will be paying GHC36 a year for every TV set. If you own more than one TV set then you will pay GHC60 a year.
TV set repairers will pay GHC60 a year. If you sell TV sets you will pay GHC240 a year.
Owners of TV sets for commercial purposes, like in a hotel, restaurant, will pay GHC36 for each TV set.
The disbursements are as follows:
Ghana Broadcasting Corporation – 72%
Ghana Independent Broadcasters Assoc. – 15%
National Media Commission – 4%
Media Development Fund – 4%
Film Fund – 2%
License Fee Management (GBC) – 3%
The whole idea is to make GBC a Public Service Broadcaster, independent from government.
Is GBC still relevant? Has the proliferation of private free to air TV channels diminished the role of the state broadcast corporation?