Staff of closed down radio stations, sympathisers embark on demo-presents petition to NCA

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Staff of some radio stations closed down by the National Communications Authority (NCA), as well as some civil society groups, charged through the streets of Accra yesterday to protest the action of the frequency regulator.

They were dominated by staff of Radio Gold and Radio XYZ.

Chanting patriotic songs, with the national anthem given much prominence, the protesters demanded a quick U-turn from the government on its “stifling of media freedom”.

The protesters accused the government of using state bodies to stomp on freedom of the press.

What informed their allegations is that the NCA, regulators of radio frequency in Ghana, has withdrawn the licences of two pro-opposition radio stations: Radio Gold and Radio XYZ.

According to the NCA, the two stations have violated their licensure agreements.

The group marched to the NCA office and presented a petition to the authority demanding a reversal of its decision to shut down the stations.

Prince Minka said he would lead the group to more protest marches should the NCA fail to act within seven days.

A Deputy Director of the NCA, Olivia Quartey, who accepted the petition, promised to have their concerns forwarded for attention.

Source: The Finder

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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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