Panic Grips Staff of TV3 as NDC Takes Over Station
Information reaching The Statesman indicates that TV3 Network Limited, one of Ghana’s best performing private television stations, has been sold to some big wigs in the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) causing agitation among staff of the TV station.
TV3 which was sold by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government under President Jerry John Rawlings in 1997, has been re-sold by its Malaysian owners, Media Prima Bhd, to a company called Media General Ghana Limited.
Kofi Totobi Kwakye, a leading member of the NDC, is said to have been instrumental in the reacquisition of TV3 Limited. This reacquisition has raised eye brows across the media landscape, with most staff of TV3 expressing misgivings not only about the sale but the potential conversion of this vibrant station into another [Radio Gold].
With this acquisition, a purge of the system is most likely take place. Staff of TV3, regardless of their years of experience or skills, who are seen as being sympathetic to the NPP will be without jobs in the very near future.