- Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has broken her silence on the closure of two stations belonging to Nana Agradaa
- She mentioned that at about 10:00 pm on April 20, 2021, a joint team of Police and National Security personnel, and personnel from the NCA embarked on the operation
- According to her, the TV stations were illegally transmitting without licenses
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The Minister for Communications and Digitisation, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has broken her silence on the closure of two stations belonging to Patience Asiedua, popularly known as Nana Agradaa.
In a Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh on her page, she mentioned that at about 10:00 pm on April 20, 2021, a joint team of Police and National Security Intelligence Operatives, in collaboration with the National Communications Authority carried out the operation.
The TV stations, namely, Thunder TV and Ice1 TV, according to her, were illegally transmitting without licenses at Kasoa in the Central Region.
Ursula confirmed that the team arrested the offenders, including the owner of Thunder TV, Nana Agradaa.
The team also seized the equipment used in the illegal transmission from both premises.
The minister said the influx of unregulated television stations on air has led to the promotion of certain content which may affect public order, public morality, and the rights and reputation of others.
In view of that, her office is putting in efforts to rid the system of the canker and reduce overcrowding on Ghana’s airwaves.
Some Ghanaians have commented on the development.
Isaac Owusu Boateng said their arrest should lead to prosecution.
Wow good work. God bless you. And please let ensure these arrest will lead to prosecution for the illegality. To deter others. Keep the Good work for Ghana Hon. bravo.
Richard Kweku Arhin said our society needs sanity.
Great job done. Now storm the entire country and arrest such culprit. Our society needs sanity.
Abu-muhammad Hussein mentioned more stationed that should be visited too for the same offence.
Please Honorable Minister, We can name some of those TV stations; Best TV, Akasanoma TV, TV Magic, virgin TV, Bry TV, we have a lot of them in the country.
Hasana Abubakari believes the provisions in Chapter 12 of the constitution should be amended.
I think it's high time the provisions made in chapter 12 of the 1992 constitution is amended. With regards to media ownership, no individual who relish to own a media station should be given a chance.
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Source: Yen News