By Patience A. Gbeze, GNA
Accra, Sept. 2, GNA
– The first-ever corporate television dubbed: MoH TV, with state-of-the-art
equipment, would soon start operating in Accra.
MoH TV, which would
begin test transmission from the prime area of East Legon, is aimed at using
music and entertainment to promote health education in Ghana.
Speaking at an
orientation programme for studio technicians, Mr Christopher Beyere, the
Executive Secretary of the Health Training Institutions Secretariat of the
Ministry of Health, owners of MoH TV, urged them to work as a team to promote
the vision and mission of the station.
establishing the station was a long-time dream after going through some hassles
adding; “we can say today that everything is set for us to kick start”.
therefore, cautioned the staff against bribery, blackmailing, and transmitting
of destructive news stories that would tarnish the image of the institution as
well as the station.
“You must all look
beyond the area of health and medicine to respect each other’s profession to
portray a unique trail of media,” he said.
He said the MoH TV
would soon have its own professional ethics to distinguish it from other
Mr Jeff Tetteh
Kavianu, the Member of Parliament for Upper Manya Krobo, advised the staff to
the circumspect in their reportage and collaborate with colleagues with more
experience to ensure unity and trust.
Mr Daniel Djan, the
Managing Director of MoH TV, said the station was collaborating with the Ghana
News Agency (GNA) to produce the content of their programmes.
He said very soon
the station would train the reporters and presenters to give them the requisite
broadcasting techniques for successful broadcasting.
He urged the
technicians to be result-oriented and always try to manage challenges to
He expressed his
appreciation to the Minister of Health, Mr Alex Segbefia, the Executive
Secretary of health Training Institutions Secretariat, the Ghana News Agency
and all staff for their commitments.
Mr Kofi Asante, the
Project Engineer and Consultant, said MoH TV would go fully digital and run as
a commercial television as well as educate the public on health issues.
He said they would
add a radio station in future to reach out to the larger public.
Baba Haruna, the
Programme Director, reiterated the need for all to unite to promote their
vision to achieve their goals.