The Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) has taken the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation (MoCD) and KNet Ghana Limited to court.
According to a statement issue by GIBA President, Cecil Sunkwa-Mills, the move by the Association is based on some mandates given to KNet to disconnect broadcasters without any legal basis.
“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,” the President stated.
Attached is the writs and statement of claim