Ghana Broadcasting Corporation

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) is the oldest state-owned broadcaster in Ghana - it has always been under the control of the government of the day, from the colonial master through the military regime to democratically elected governments.

It has presence in all the ten regions in Ghana. GBC operates in television, radio and online media.

The corporation manages several media outlets including Radio Savanna, Radio Central, Volta Star Radio, Radio BAR, Radio Upper West, Obonu FM, Sunrise FM, URA Radio, Apam FM, Dormaa Ahenkro Community Station, Twin-City Radio, Uniiq FM, Ghana Televison (GTV), GBC24, GBC Govern, GBC Life, GTV Sports, Obonu TV.

GBC is a state-owned media and registered with the State Enterprises Commission, Ghana (SECG). The SECG as part of its mandate has supervisory responsibility over all state owned enterprises including GBC.

GBC started with a radio station called Radio "ZOY". The broadcast service was under the control of the British government, while they were the colonial masters. Between 1946 and 1953, the Organization was administered by the Public Relation Department, now the Information Services Department. By 1953, the Gold Coast Broadcasting System (GCBS) was birthed and run broadcasting services in four local languages across the country. On attainment of independence in 1957, GCBS was renamed and given its present name Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC).

Key facts

Mother Company

State

Business Form

State-owned

Legal Form

state-owned enterprise (SOE)

Business Sectors

The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation is a state broadcaster, operating TV and radio.

Ownership

Registered with the State Enterprises Commission, Ghana (SECG) as a State owned enterprise. Government Ghana thus, owns a 100% stake in the corporation,

The SECG which has supervisory responsibility over GBC also performs samr supervisory role over other organisation in the energy, transport, agricultural, media and information sectors of the economy.

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Media Outlets
Other Media Outlets

Other TV Outlets

Ghana Televison (GTV)

Other Radio Outlets

Radio Savanna

Other Online Outlets

gbcghana.com

Facts

Media Business

Broadcasting Network

Terrestrial television and radio broadcast network

News Agency

Ghana News Agency

Publishing

Ghana Publishing Company Limited

Business

Packaging

G-Pak (Graphic Packaging Limited)

General Information

Founding Year

1953

Founder

State

Affiliated Interests Founder

GBC owns 7.5% shares in Multimedia Broadcasting Limited.

Employees

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Contact

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation;P.O. Box 1633,Accra;Ring Road Central, Kanda;Tel.: +233 0302 771245;E-Mail: info@gbcghana.com

Tax/ ID Number

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Financial Information

Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)

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Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

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Advertising (in % of total funding)

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Management

Executive Board

Mr. Kwame Asante - Chairman of the Executive Board

Non-Executive Board

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Supervisory Board

Dr. Kwame Akuffo Anoff-Ntow - Director – General

Further Information

Active Transparency

company/channel informs proactively and comprehensively about its ownership, data is constantly updated and easily verifiable

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Meta Data

No public profile was available at the Registrar General’s Department. However, since GBC state-owned, all information was provided online by the company.

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