The opposition National Democratic Congress received some good news this week when the National Communications Authority granted licenses to over a 100 stations who had their licenses taken 3 years ago. Two popular stations of Radio Gold and Radio XYZ were also given back their licenses to the joy of the massive NDC supporters.
On The ‘Keypoints’ today, Saturday, October 16, 2021, Sam George played glowing tributes to Kennedy Agyapong, MP for Assin Central for his instrumental role in getting the stations back to work. For stations like Radio Gold, they were still working online but it’s an expensive venture working online. It can be recalled that Kennedy Agyapong some time ago called on government to restore licenses because he feared when government changes his own stations might fall prey to what the government was doing to opposition stations.
According to Sam George they have had quarrels and disagreements with the Communications Ministry but at the end of the day he is grateful that the stations are back. He thanked Kennedy Agyapong for the bold step he took as the Chairman of the Communications Committee and making sure that licenses were restored. He noted that Kennedy went all the way to make sure that this anomaly of blocking opposition stations restored.
He also thanked the new chair of the Communications Committee and Ursula Owusu, the Minister at the Communications and Digitalization sector. He noted that with this he knew that the opposition and the ruling party can work together.
Before the closure of the stations some had argued that some pro government stations were also guilty of breaches that should have caused them to be closed but this never happened causing many to say this was a political attack.
Content created and supplied by: Still_Unbeatable (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More