NATIONAL FILM AND TELEVISION INSTITUTE ACT - 1978 (SMCD 151)

    Section - 3 - Membership of the Board.

    (1) The governing body of the Institute shall be the Board of Governors referred to in this Decree as the "Board".

    (2) The Board shall consist of:-

    (a) a Chairman;

    (b) the Director of the Institute;

    (c) a representative of the Ministry of Information;

    (d) a representative of the Ministry of Education;

    (e) a representative of Friedrich-Ebert Foundation;

    (f) a representative of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation;

    (g) a representative of the Ghana Film Industry Corporation;

    (h) a representative of the School of Drama, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon;

    (i) a representative of the Arts Council of Ghana;

    (j) a representative of the Association of Cinematographic Film Exhibitors and Distributors.

    (3) The Chairman of the Board shall be appointed by the Supreme Military Council on the advice of the Commissioner responsible for Information.

    (4) The term of office of members of the Board other than the Director shall be two years.

    (5) A member of the Board shall, at the expiration of his term of office, be eligible for re-appointment.

    (6) Members of the Board other than the Director shall be paid such travelling and other allowances as may be determined by the Commissioner with the approval of the Commissioner responsible for Finance.

    (7) The Chairman or any member of the Board other than the Director may resign his office by writing addressed to the Commissioner, and any such person may be removed from office by the Supreme Military Council acting in accordance with the advice of the Commissioner-

    (a) if he is adjudged to be a person of unsound mind;

    (b) if he is declared insolvent or bankrupt; or

    (c) if he has been sentenced to death or to a term of imprisonment exceeding twelve months without the option of a fine or has been convicted of an offence involving dishonesty or moral turpitude and in each case has not been granted free pardon.

    (8) The person appointed to fill a vacancy created by resignation or removal from office of a member shall hold office for the unexpired period of such member.

    (9) Subject to the provisions of this Decree where a member of the Board is incapacitated by absence from Ghana or illness or any other sufficient cause from performing the duties of his office the Supreme Military Council may on the advice of the Commissioner appoint another person to hold office in his place until the expiration of the term of office of such member.