The state broadcaster Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) needs around 600,000 GH for live coverage of the 2020 election petition compiled by the Ghana News Agency (GNA).
The amount of 15,000 GH per day for the 42 days of live coverage of the election petition goes towards the purchase of Link-A technology, which is used to upload the production from the courtroom for broadcast.
A source at GBC told GNA that the company is struggling to raise the unbudged amount from its internally generated funds (IGF).
Meanwhile, reviews have shown that GBC’s IGF is basically a hand-to-mouth situation incapable of covering their operations.
GNA found that a customer filed a 2017 breach of contract lawsuit against the company for the purchase of airtime between 2007 and 2011.
This situation forced GBC to enter into a settlement agreement for GH 9 million even though the value of the four contracts was allegedly less than GH 800,000.00.
The source found that after GBC paid 1.8 million GH, a committee of inquiry was set up to investigate the transaction.
The results of the committee helped the company to stop a third party order against it.
Regardless, the company reportedly struggled to raise enough IGF to pay about GH 18 million owed to its retired employees.