General News of Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Ghana Television has explained the technical problems that made it difficult to have audible sound from the Supreme Court during Tuesday’s election petition hearing was as a result of the sitting arrangement.
The national broadcaster said it should not be entirely blamed for the poor output on that day.
Speaking on the Citi Breakfast show on Wednesday, the Director of TV at Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), Mike Amon Kwafo said: “If you look at the set up in the Supreme Court chamber, there were quite a number of audio pumps.”
According to him, the number of judges as well as where they were seated is something that needs to be looked at.
“This calls for a certain level of audio coverage if we are going to be able to microphone everybody from where they are” he pointed out; “This is because generally there are unplanned positions in the hall.”
He added that “if you are planning a production you know how to set up your array but if you are going to cover something that is a different ball game. Some of these things are not our [GBC] doing and it is not even a blame game.”
He assured the public that they would make sure that the audio and sound would come out well.
“To give you the assurance, definitely we noticed the short falls and we have had a discussion with the judicial service. We are setting up and we would make sure that audio cover is properly done” he added.