Member of Parliament for Sagnarigu in the Northern Area A.B.A Fuseini has accused President Akufo-Addo of sabotaging the course of action of reinstating Accra-based radio stations – Radio Gold and Radio XYZ.
As a member of the Conversation Committee in Parliament, he opined the minority in Parliament have engaged the Ministry of Communications as nicely as the Nationwide Communication Authority (NCA) at the committee level to restore the license of the radio stations but to no avail.
A.B.A Fuseini thinks the method which begun off efficiently has stalled due to what he claimed to be an interference by President Akufo-Addo, describing the posture of the president as a calculated attempt to near down media houses that criticizes his authorities.
The legislator created the claims on Thursday 12th December when responding to thoughts at the 7th version of NDC Second of Reality collection at the party’s headquarters.
At the stage of Interaction Committee, he stressed that they engaged the minister, the director basic of the Nationwide Communication Authority and the two radio stations which “we came to the understanding of locating an amicable remedy to this.
“The minister gave her word to facilitate the method only if Radio Gold withdraw the issue from courtroom which they did and reapplied for their frequencies but the minister suddenly reneged on her assure.”
The MP more alleged, “And we have a trustworthy info from the very major, without a doubt from the president himself, he is opposed to the return of Radio Gold and XYZ and so it’s an try to run down stations that are appeared to be fervent critics of the government”.
“The president does not choose criticism frivolously and so if there is any radio station that criticize him, he will obtain a way of coming following you,” he extra.
He was fast to include that even even though the stations ought to have fulfilled their obligations with NCA, he believes the method was as well “harsh and suspicious” which could possibly have been engineered by federal government.
A.B.A Fuseini underscored it is only below President Akufo Addo that he finds a contraction in the media landscape in an period of independence of expression.
He quizzed why the President finds it so erroneous for his authorities to be criticized whereas his predecessors endured very same.
By Maxwell Otoo Onua FM | 3information.com