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General Account of Thursday, 3 January 2019
2019-01-03Businessman demands GHC2.3m from GBC over declared absorb infringement
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A agent has petitioned assembly gluttonous its action to balance ¢2.3m from the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) over declared absorb contravention by the accompaniment broadcaster.
Samuel Dzordzorme who is the CEO God’s Wisdom Action claims the civic anchorperson afield acclimated his architecture for their 80th-anniversary ceremony bolt after advantageous for it.
In the 20 point address addressed to the administrator of Parliament’s Select Lath on Communications and affected to the Speaker, lath armchair of GBC and Information Minister, the appellant claimed his business has burst as a aftereffect of the situation.
According to Mr Dzordzorme, he produced GBC’s Friday abrasion in 2008 and his commodity was after accustomed an appointment in August 2014 to aftermath the ceremony cloth.
“We had a alarm from Louis Darko (then Divisional Union Chairman) that the Acting Director General, Francisca Odomton, wants to see me. She congratulated me and said one out of our 19 samples of the bolt designs had assuredly been chosen, but she will admonish me to change the colour (red) in the architecture called to green; and additionally assignment on the accomplishments colour to clothing GBC’s colours,” the appellant said.
“I submitted the re-designed archetype a few weeks after to her and she was actual blessed and accustomed the design. She again asked me to go and adapt an balance for the assembly of 1,500 pieces of the bolt which I went aback to Akosombo to do and submitted to her on 27th February 2015,” he added in a address sighted by Joy News’ Joseph Opoku Gakpo.
But the appellant claims he was never accustomed the job eventually although his architecture was used.
“She said the citation of the assembly bulk is aerial so we should balloon about bearing the cloths. She adumbrated GBC prefers to alone buy my architecture and get addition abroad to aftermath the cloths. She again asked for the bulk of the architecture and I told her I charge to accommodated my aggregation on that and get aback to her. She additionally said she will additionally be affair the ceremony lath on it and so I will apprehend from her later,” the address explained.
“In July 2015, whiles we were cat-and-mouse to apprehend from GBC apropos the architecture as agreed at our aftermost meeting, to our surprise, we saw our architecture which had been printed on GBC’s 80th-anniversary ceremony cloth. All they did was to change the logo we designed, anchored in a new logo, and additionally defaced the aboriginal colours we used,” Mr Dzordzorme claimed.
According to him, efforts to get GBC to pay for the designs accept accepted futile.
“After seeing our architecture was acclimated by GBC, we wrote a letter to then-acting Director-General which was accustomed on May 30, 2016, to acquaint her that, our architecture wasn’t paid for afore GBC went advanced to use it and additionally accepted the blow of our 18 samples of bolt designs. But the GBC didn’t reply. Till date, GBC has not paid for our architecture that was acclimated for their 80th-anniversary cloth. They are additionally befitting the blow of the 18 samples,’” he said.
“The 18 designs GBC has bound up for about four years now has compromised our patency and damaged our business. Per the attributes of our business, the 18 designs they accept bound up cannot be acclimated by my action for any business anymore. This is authoritative us lose a lot of money,” the appellant wrote.
Now, he is axis to the Parliamentary lath with blank albatross for the accompaniment anchorperson to intercede.
“This is acutely awkward of an academy that should be allowance bouncer the candor of the state. I am humbly ambrosial to your lath to get GBC to pay us ¢500,000 as amercement for the use of my architecture for their 80th-anniversary ceremony bolt after my consent,” the address said.
“I additionally address to your acceptable appointment to get GBC to pay me ¢100,000 for anniversary of my 18 outstanding designs they are captivation on to, which will accompany the bulk to ¢1.8m. I additionally address to your acceptable appointment to get GBC to pay absorption on the two amounts at the bartering coffer lending rate, artful from the date I submitted the designs (October 20, 2014),” the address concluded.
When Joy Account accomplished the lath of GBC, it adumbrated the administration is acquainted of the affair and is administration it.
A antecedent at the lath adumbrated the administration has fabricated a able case abstinent the claims and adumbrated it is accessible to accommodated the agent in cloister over the issue.
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