Ghana: Authorities shut down radio stations for failure to renew licenses

  • 10 Mai 2019


    Two radio stations have been closed down by Ghana’s National Communications Authority.

    Radio XYZ and Radio Gold went off the air on Thursday afternoon.
    The forced shutdown of Radio XYZ occurred as they were transmitting the opposition National Democratic Congress’s press conference addressed by the Council of Elders at the party headquarters in Accra.
    Some party activists said the move by the national communication authority was politically motivated but officials said the shutdown was because the two private broadcasters’ licenses had expired and not been renewed.
    The President of the Gahna Journalists Union, Affrail Mooney says his association is investigating the reasons behind the closure of the radio stations.