The Chairman of the National Media Commission (NMC), Mr Yaw Boadu-Ayeboafoh wants the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to publish the details of the offer that the Chinese owned StarTimes TV used to win the television broadcast rights bid of the Ghana Premier League over the state broadcaster, the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC).
According to him, it was only fair that Ghanaians were made aware of the Startimes offer as the GFA had published that of GBC in the media.
He said Ghanaians would be in a better position to judge for themselves whether GFA made the best decision in giving the television broadcast rights of the Ghana Premier League and the FA Cup competition to the pay TV operator, StarTimes over the state broadcaster.
Mr Boadu-Ayeboafoh made the call the inauguration of the governing board of the GBC on Wednesday [January 15, 2020] at the corporation’s head office in Accra.
He said he felt embarrassed when he first heard in the news that the state broadcaster lost the television broadcast rights to StarTimes.
“When I first heard the news, I felt so embarrassed within me that I tried to mobilize public support to resist this kind of imperialist decision,” Mr Boadu-Ayeboafoh said.
“And when I saw their (GFA) rejoinder to the GBC thing, I said, what is this? Now, I will want to say this because I have not met the GFA…I decided that I was going to talk to Kurt [Okuraku – GFA President] over this matter to find out why they decided what they decided.