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Ashitey-Oduntum acts as GBC D-G

The Deputy Director-General of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, Mrs. Francisca Ashietey-Odunton, is now acting as the Director-General of the state broadcaster.

It follows a decision by Major Albert Don-Chebe not to seek an extension of his tenure.

In a statement signed by NMC Chair Kwasi Gyan-Apenteng, the Commission said it has taken note of recent agitations at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) by a section of workers, citing various grievances.

“The Commission has met with the Board of the Corporation and concluded that the issues at GBC can be resolved amicably to the satisfaction of all parties.

“The Commission, therefore, calls for the restoration of calm at GBC. The Commission believes that GBC would develop better in an atmosphere of peace and industrial harmony.

“As far as the Commission is concerned, there is no controversy about the tenure of the Director-General.

“The Director-General, Major Albert Don-Chebe has not sought an extension of his contract and the Commission is therefore not considering any such extension.

“The Commission wishes to explain that the Director-General’s contract expires in May 2016. Until then, he remains the substantive Director-General of the Corporation.

“As part of his contract, Major Albert Don-Chebe is entitled to 30 working days leave for each year served.

“He has, therefore, taken his outstanding leave for the past two years. In the meantime, the Deputy Director-General, Mrs. Francisca Ashietey-Odunton acts as the Director-General.

“The Commission enjoins any person or group who has any grievance at GBC to use laid down procedures to make their complaints to the relevant authority for redress.

“The Commission directs the Acting Director-General to take steps to ensure that there is harmony at the Corporation.”

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