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The Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) has on behalf of its members dragged the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation (MoCD) and KNet Ghana Limited to court.

GIBA has gone to Court because, MoCD have mandated KNet Ghana Ltd to unilaterally provide what they refer to as “Contribution link services” and charge fees they refer to as “Contribution Links Fees” to itself, with the added authority of disconnecting broadcasters from the National DTT Transmissions platform on account of nonpayment of fees, without any legal basis or Parliamentary approval.

“The MoCD establishing and charging arbitrary fees to be paid into a CENTRAL DIGITAL TRANSMISSION COMPANY LTD as DTT channel hosting fees by broadcasters, without the approval of the fees from Parliament”.

Below is the full press statement:

GIBA Goes to Court against decisions of the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation pertaining to operations of the only National DTT Transmissions Platform in Ghana

The Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) has on behalf of its members taken the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation (MoCD) and KNet Ghana Limited to court for:

The MoCD mandating KNet Ghana Ltd to unilaterally provide what they refer to as “Contribution link services” and charge fees they refer to as “Contribution Links Fees” to itself, with the added authority of disconnecting broadcasters from the National DTT Transmissions platform on account of nonpayment of the fees, without any legal basis or Parliamentary approval.

The MoCD establishing and charging arbitrary fees to be paid into a CENTRAL DIGITAL TRANSMISSION COMPANY LTD as DTT channel hosting fees by broadcasters, without the approval of the fees from Parliament.

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