Broadcast Ghanaians criticise GTV for coverage of ‘Miss Ghana’ during the Atomic Junction gas explosion

Some private TV station like Joy News, UTV and TV3 interrupted their regular programming to bring to their viewers live pictures from the explosion scene.

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Ghanaians have turned the heat on state broadcaster Ghana Television (GTV) for telecasting a beauty pageant show at the time of the Atomic Junction gas explosion accident which has claimed seven lives and injured some 135 people.

Some private TV stations like Joy News, UTV and TV3 interrupted their regular programming to bring to their viewers live pictures from the explosion scene.

READ MORE: Government launches investigation into gas explosion; promises firm action

However, GTV did not. It was broadcasting live the Miss Ghana beauty pageant.

And according to one of the station's news anchors, Abdul Hayi Moomen, "truncating the Miss Ghana broadcast would have amounted to a breach of contract which could have cost millions of Ghana cedis in judgement debts payment."

He explained in a Facebook post that "GBC operates 6 channels, GTV, GBC24, GTV GOVERN, OBONU TV, GTV LIFE AND GTV SPORTS PLUS. GTV had signed a contract to broadcast the Miss Ghana show.

"The fact that GTV doesn't show something does not mean that GBC as a corporate body has neglected that issue."

READ MORE: 7 dead, 132 injured from gas explosion – Government confirms

GTV, during the landmark ruling of the border dispute between Ghana and Ivory Coast, came in for criticism for showing cartoons during the ruling of the case when private TV station like Joy News ad TV3 broadcast it live.

Below are some of the reaction from Ghanaians.


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