The Ghana Journalist Association (GJA) wants the National Media Commission (NMC) to as a matter of urgency, intervene in the developments at GBC and recall the Director General of the state-broadcaster,  Dr Kwame Akuffo Anoff-Ntow from leave.

GJA contends the decision by the GBC Board to ask Dr Anoff-Ntow to proceed on leave was unconstitutional and must be overturned.

Dr Anoff-Ntow was asked to proceed on leave following his alleged poor handling of issues in the controversial TV license matter.

But GJA in a statement said the NMC is the only body clothed with the power to alter the appointment of the chairmen and members of the governing bodies of the state-owned media.

“In the circumstances, the acts of commission or omission of the Director-General in the discharge of his official duties do not by themselves strip the NMC of its constitutional authority in such respect; neither do they cloth the GBC Board or any other body with authority to do likewise.

“By acting before officially consulting the NMC on this matter, as has been verified, the GBC Board appears to have put the cart before the horse. That is unacceptable because it has the potential to give our constitutional democracy, particularly the functions of the NMC a rough-ride,” the statement noted.