Ghana: Pro-opposition radio station in Accra shut down for unpaid licence fee

Accra, Ghana (PANA) - An Accra-based radio station highly critical of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the government has been shut down by the communications regulatory authorities over unpaid licence fee, the local media in the Ghanaian capital reported on Thursday.

The reports said Montie FM, which supports the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), was taken off air at about 1500 GMT on Wednesday.

The reports said Montie FM had persistently failed to heed demands by the regulator to pay its debt.

Last year, in the run-up to the 2016 elections, which the NDC and President John Mahama lost, three panellists who had appeared on a political show on Montie FM were jailed by the Supreme Court for threatening judges with death. They served one month of a three-month jail term after they were pardoned by President Mahama on the advice of the Council of State.

The reports also said Radio Gold, a sister radio station of Montie FM, is also indebted to the NCA and has been ordered to pay up or be shut down in a month’s time.
-0- PANA MA 28Sept2017

28 september 2017 10:10:03

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