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NCA acted in accordance with the law – Hon. Sam Dzata George supports the closure of the TV stations

The National Communication Authority (NCA) has embarked on a mass shut down of 49 TV stations on the accounts of unauthorized operation which violates the laws that govern electronic communication in Ghana. 

The Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram constituency, Honourable Samuel Nartey George has waded into the controversies that surround the closure of these television stations.

According to Honorable Sam Dzata George, the exercise of NCA is legitimate based on the information available at his disposure. 

He further asserted in his Facebook post that the 49 TV stations didn’t operate with justifiable license or breach the terms of their authorization with unethical acts. 

“After reviewing all the information available to me, without any shred of doubt, I believe the NCA has acted in accordance with the law. The affected TV stations either did not have valid authorizations or breached the terms of their authorizations. Section 2(4) of the Electronic Communications Act 775 of 2008 fortifies this position. In fact, the NCA may have been long in dealing with these errant stations”, he said. 

He also clarified that the content regulation of TV stations is the work of the National Media Commission (NMC) and not NCA. Hence, people should understand the purpose of the closure than to make unnecessary fuss about it. 

He wrote this on his Facebook page today. 


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