On the heels of an announcement by Most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie, CSSp; Metropolitan Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Accra, informing the lay faithful about the approval of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference to set up a national television channel, stakeholders from across the country held a dialogue on Thursday 18th June 2020 to discuss the way forward after the approval.
Archbishop Kwofie hosted Directors of DEPSOCOM of 17 dioceses across the country, representatives of the National and Accra Archdiocesan Laity council, Archdiocesan Youth Council, CAMP-G, Catholic Professionals Guild, CEO of Crystal TV and his team, Radio Angelus, Catholic Digest, Clergy and distinguished guests among others, to a stakeholders dialogue to set up the national Catholic television channel.
Archbishop Kwofie thanked the stakeholders for making it to the meeting and charged them saying “this diocesan meeting is historical because it will be a springboard for the manifestation of a Catholic TV Channel. This meeting will be the grounds to intensify our commitment to make sure a national catholic TV channel is realised”.
Dr. Chief Crystal, CEO of Crystal TV in his address made it clear that Crystal TV is Ghana’s First Private TV channel, therefore, the national Catholic television channel will be based on the best transmission. He advised that “television isn’t child’s play but as determined as we are, failure is impossible”
Stakeholders discussed among others, an action plan on the needed resources to establish the Catholic television channel an action plan to raise seed money for the initial phases how the various departments of communications nationwide will be connected to the project and how the lay faithful can take the front seat in the realization of the project.
Archbishop Kwofie in his closing remarks admitted that establishing the Catholic television channel will progress in phases but action must be taken as soon as possible.
Source: Radio Angelus