giovedì 11 marzo 2010

Ghana BC celebrates 75th anniversary

The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) is poised to shift to a higher pedestal, by offering quality and improved services, by way of quality programming and advanced technology. The acting Brong-Ahafo Regional Director of GBC, George Adu Boampong, gave the assurance after a regional float through the principal streets of Sunyani, as part of activities marking the 75th Anniversary of GBC. According to him, GBC had witnessed a number of challenges over the years, in its quest to provide quality service to the nation, however, it had weathered the harsh storms to become, not only the pacesetter in the broadcast industry, but also the authentic and trustworthy voice of Ghana. He continued that the replacement of the old television transmitter last year had improved TV transmission considerably in Brong-Ahafo and beyond, adding that plans were in the works to also replace the over-aged Harris FM Transmitter in due course. Mr. Boampong noted that such a move was necessary to improve coverage, as well as to guarantee uninterrupted service. The Regional Director said management was seriously considering setting up a transmitting station at the former Relay Station at Goaso to serve the area with quality signals, since according to him, the Corporation was aware that signals reaching the Ahafo area were weak. He therefore called on staff and friends of GBC to contribute their quota to the growth and development of the Corporation, to enhance its status as the true and dependable state broadcaster. The float started from the GBC premises, with workers of the station being joined by the central executive committee, and other members of the Radio BAR Fun Clubs in the various communities in the Region. Mr. Boampong emphasised that the Corporation, over the years, had championed the national developmental agenda at all levels in a very consistent and progressive manner, adding "no wonder that the theme for the celebration is: 'The National Broadcaster: Agent for Development'." He used the occasion to outdoor the new mini-van the Director General promised the station during his visit to the region last month. The Regional Administrator of GBC, Francis Manu Gyan, thanked the members of the Radio BAR Fun Club for their support over the years. He urged them not to hesitate to share their challenges with the Corporation for a better and lasting friendship. Mr. Manu Gyan appealed to the Fun Club members to bring more business clients to the Corporation.