QUESTION OF THE DAY
WHEN WILL GRTS LIVE UP TO ITS CONSTITUTIONAL MANDATE?
According to section 208 of the constitution, “All State owned newspapers, journals, radio and television shall afford fair opportunities and facilities for the presentation of divergent views and dissenting opinions.”
It is therefore clear from this that GRTS should give equal coverage of political rallies and activities of all political parties.
Executive function should not be utilised as a pretext to nullify the separation between party and the state. Whenever GRTS covers party functions of the ruling APRC it should balance its broadcast by covering the programmes of the other political parties in the opposition. This is what enables an electorate to be exposed to divergent views and be best prepared to make informed choice.