Former GBC boss under fire as A Plus attacks him for calling for his arrest
Popular comedian and musician, A Plus, has taunted a former Director-General (DG) of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), William Ampem Darko, for calling for his arrest.
In a report by Ghanacelebrities.com, the former GBC head is reported to have claimed that A Plus should be arrested for inciting the public against the payment of the television (TV) license fee.
William Ampem Darko, in a bid to rally support for GBC, claimed on TV3, a private TV station, that A Plus, as well as the member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo-Prampram, Sam George, should be arrested for publicly protesting against the collection of the fees. Others such as music artiste, Edem have added their voices to the protest against the implementation of the policy.
In his response, A Plus stated that Darko has no moral right to call for his arrest as he oversaw a regime that was steeped in corruption. He also added that the former public servant was relieved of his duties for embezzling large sums of money, but is still walking free.
“Before you call for anyone’s arrest, ask EOCO to get you a copy of their report on your “gargantuan chop chop” during your time as GBC director, then ask yourself why you rather have not been arrested.
I hear you stole all the money from GBC. You koraa you are walking free. You see why Kade people rejected you? Do you know Professor Aheto? You remember what he said about you in 2011? You are one of the major causes of GBC’s current state. If you were a Chinese you would have been hanged by now. You are an enemy of the state. Nation wrecker. You have to bow down your head in shame!!!”, A Plus wrote on Facebook.
An attempt by GBC to revive the collection of the TV license fee has been met with a barrage of criticisms among a cross section of Ghanaians.
While some have sought to determine the rationale behind the act, others have claimed that the station's unappealing service packages gives it no right to pursue this course of action.
The current DG of GBC, Dr. Akuffo Annor-Ntow, made headlines recently as he pushed for the establishment of special courts to prosecute those who fail to pay their TV license fee.