Special court to prosecute TV License defaulters set up

The honeymoon for TV license defaulters in Ghana will be over starting January 4, 2018 following the setting up of a special court to handle such matters.

Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo has created the court across the 10 regions based on the request made by the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) Director-General.

Dr Kwame Akuffo Anoff-Ntow wrote to the judiciary in November this year to ask for the special court to enforce payment of the license.

Attempts to charge Ghanaians for owning TV sets have not been successful for more than two decades.

But a letter intercepted by Brakopowers.com indicated payment will now be enforced across the country and defaulters could face possible jail term.

“The Courts located in the Regions are to sit every Thursday with effect from 4thJanuary, 2018 until otherwise directed. The time for the Court sitting is 8:30am to 4pm,” the document read.

Per arrangement, dealers in television sets will be required to pay GH¢5 per month, while commercial license users will pay GH¢3 per month for a television set.

The amount will, however, double based on the number of devices.

 

 

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