No specific radio station was targeted; I only instructed NCA to ensure defaulted stations are sanctioned – Ursula Owusu

Ursula Owusu-Ekuful
Ursula Owusu-Ekuful

The Minister Designate for Communications and Digitization, Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful says her Ministry did not target the closure of any specific radio station.

According to her, she only instructed the National Communications Authority (NCA) to ensure that all radio stations which had defaulted in renewing their license are sanctioned, adding that the exercise was across board with no specific radio stations targeted.

Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful disclosed this to the Parliament’s appointments committee during her vetting.

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During Ursula Owusu-Ekuful’s regime as the Communications Minister, about fifty-one (51) commercial FM Stations and five (5) community radio stations were shutdown.

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The vetting, which lasted for about five hours, saw questions on the closure of the radio stations taking the centre stage.

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But, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful explained that out of the 56 FM Stations that were closed down, 43 have reapplied for licenses, 30 of which have been processed, with the remaining 13 yet to be worked on.

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SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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