President Bharrat Jagdeo has taken a decision to constitute the committee to commence reviewing applications for radio licencing, according to Head of the Presidential Secretariat Dr Roger Luncheon.
According to a GINA press release, Luncheon made the announcement yesterday at a post-Cabinet media briefing. The move by government comes in accordance with a commitment made by the President and with the recent enactment of the Broadcasting Legislation, GINA said.
The long-awaited law, which makes provision for the establishment of the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority was passed on July 28. The authority will be responsible for the regulation, supervision and development of the National Broadcasting System which will provide for the licencing of broadcasting agencies and the production and broadcasting of television and radio programmes, GINA said.