[Photo: Hope Channel logo.]
The Adventist Church in Ghana has received state license to establish and operate a television station in Ghana. Known as Hope Channel Ghana, it will be an affiliate of the Hope Channel International, the first in the West-Central Africa Division. Test transmission will start on July 1st 2018.
The National Communications Authority of Ghana issued a license to the Church through ADRA Ghana in March 2018 and, according to the Communication Department, its reach extends beyond Ghana because it will be transmitted via satellite covering the entire West Africa.
The TV project is a joint initiative of the two Unions in Ghana and in a meeting of the two Unions held on May 28, 2018, officers and heads of Adventist Institutions pledged their support to finance and promote the initiative.
“We are all excited by this. It was long overdue and our members had continually yearned for this, I am so happy it is now here and the opportunities it affords to the Church is endless,” the Southern Ghana Union Conference President, Pastor Thomas Ocran said.
And according to the President of the Northern Ghana Union Conference, Pastor Kwame Boakye Kwanin, coming in the wake of Pentecost 2018, it will serve as a useful tool for teaching and evangelism.