Startimes brouhaha: Ken Agyapong, Sam George in near fisticuffs over K-NET

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Chairman of the select committee on communications in parliament, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong today clashed with Member of the committee, Sam George over K-NET.

The altercation occurred during a meeting with the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) which has been at the forefront of fighting against the Startimes deal.

The Association was summoned to attend upon the committee to help find a solution to their concerns.

Chairman of the Committee who is also the MP for Assin Central in the Central Region is in favour of the startimes deal while the Ningo -Prampram MP has opposed it in favour if local company K-NET.

Mr. Agyapong who seems to have a personal score to settle with K-NET has thrown his weight behind the communications minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful to terminate the K-NET contract and award same to startimes.

According to him, the company once took a certain measure against his television station (NET 2 TV) based on which he is peeved with it.

This did not go down well with the loudmouth Ningo-Prampram MP who voiced his disagreement, pointing to Mr. Agyapong that he failed to meet a certain financial obligation to K-NET, resulting in the action.

This sparked commotion in the meeting resulting in near fisticuffs with the Chairman of the committee storming out and subsequently being followed by Mr. George.

The meeting with GIBA has therefore been suspended indefinitely.



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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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