By Tracey Khan – Drakes
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Region 10 is yet to submit an application for its television license to the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA); however, the region’s Chairman, Sharma Solomon indicated that an application will be submitted “very soon” to the authority.
Even though the resources needed for the physical infrastructure are in place, the Chairman remains skeptical.
“We believe to have the government side step and leave it to the authority will put us in a position where we will receive the royal run around,” Solomon told reporters recently.
His skepticism stems from what he deems as government’s double standards after the region’s people and leadership were promised its own broadcasting license.
“We remain committed to know that agreement was signed with the Government of Guyana and the people of region 10 and we are asking the Government of Guyana based on what is outlined in the agreement for the Government to make available through the means of having this honored, us having our licenses”.
Further, the region has also established the ‘Region 10 Broadcasting Inc’ which will manage the television station and consists of a number of persons including the regional chairman.
He related that on November 29, during a bilateral meeting between Head of Presidential Secretariat Dr. Roger Luncheon and the Region, the issuance of the license was one of the many matters raised.
He said Government used its ongoing court case concerning the issuance of television station licenses as an excuse not to grant Linden its license after Presidential Advisor, Odinga Lumumba advised them that the licensing process will be difficult to pursue further until the court matter is concluded.