Ministry of information condemns attack on presenter of Benya FM

Minister of Information, Honourable Kojo Oppong Nkrumah
Minister of Information, Honourable Kojo Oppong Nkrumah

The Ministry of Information, through it’s Public Relations Unit has condemned the attack on the Benya FM’s presenter.

The unit, in a release captioned “MINISTRY OF INFORMATION CONDEMNS ATTACK ON BENYA FM’S PRESENTER” has indicated that there is no justification whatsoever for a broadcaster to be assaulted simply for doing his work.

The release further made it known that, the Deputy Minister, Farimatu Abubakar had spoken with the manager of the station and the district police commander, both of whom are working to investigate and ensure the suspects are brought to book.

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According to reports, Osofo Blessing a presenter with the Benya FM was attacked on Monday, May 16, 2022 during a show where he was discussing the lack of premix fuel and how some individuals were benefiting from it to the detriment of fisherfolks.

The report further stipulated that, he was physically assaulted by some unnamed men who entered the radio station and disrupted the radio show.

The Information Ministry further indicated that, any individual or group with a grievance against a broadcaster’s comment must follow legitimate and legal avenues to seek redress, including the right of rejoinder which is guaranteed under Ghana’s 1992 Constitution.

The Ministry further urged the police to promptly investigate and prosecute the alleged perpetrators accordingly.

Source: Coverghana.com.gh

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