Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Former director general of GBC might sue over corruption allegations

The former director general of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), William Ampem-Darko, has given the National Media Commission (NMC) two weeks to provide concrete evidence of corruption during his directorship.

Ampem-Darko, whose appointment with the state broadcaster was terminated on 15th March, said that the failure to do so would force him to take legal action against the NMC in order to protect his reputation. He told Joy FM that he would not sit by whilst “unsubstantiated allegations of malfeasance and graft” were used to destroy his image.

On 24th November last year, the NMC asked Ampem-Darko to proceed on indefinite leave while a committee investigated allegations of wrongdoing against him. Ampem-Darko claims that he was not informed of the outcome of the investigation prior to his dismissal.

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