Broadcast Journalist and host of Good Evening Ghana on Metro TV, Paul Adom Otchere has been appointed as a member of governing board of the National Communications Authority (NCA).
He, together with eight others were sworn-in on Thursday by the Minister of Communication, Ursula Owusu who inaugurated the board.
The NCA board is chaired by communications expert, Kwaku Sakyi Addo and has other members including: Joe Anokye, Kwabena Adu-Boahene, Bernard Aidoo-Forson, Philip Asare Kwame Ayesu, David Gyewu, and Susan-Barbara Adjorkor Boye Kumapley.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Ursula said over 100 radio stations risk being sanctioned for various infractions of the frequency regulation.
The affected radio stations, she said, would suffer penalties ranging from suspensions to revocations of their frequencies depending on the gravity of the offence.
“…Sanctions will be applied to those who flouted the license condition, they are over a hundred and sanctions range from suspension to revocation of the authorization and some would have fines imposed upon them. They range from either expiry of the authorization, incomplete application for extension or renewal, nonpayment of fees, transfer of licenses to other agencies without prior approval of the NCA and a range of other issues.”
She explained that the NCA is taking such measures to sanitize the radio space.
“We need to have some sanity in this space and so those are the measures we are putting in place to ensure that everybody who signed up to operate a radio station and this country will abide by their own license conditions that they’ve signed up to.”
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(Via: CitiFM Online Ghana)