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NCA shuts down 4 radio stations in Bawku


NCA shuts down 4 radio stations in Bawku

The National Communications Authority (NCA) has closed four FM Radio Stations in Bawku, located in the Upper East Region following recommendations from the Upper East Regional Security Council and guidance from the Ministry of National Security.

The affected stations, Bawku FM, Source FM, Zahra FM, and Gumah FM, were shut down due to concerns about their operations and the inflammatory remarks made by their panellists and presenters, which have been linked to the escalation of the Bawku conflict. This conflict has led to loss of lives and property in Bawku and its surrounding areas.

The NCA invoked its powers under Section 13(1)(e) of the Electronic Communications Act, 2008 (Act 775) to justify the shutdown, citing reasons of national security and public interest. This section allows the Authority to suspend or revoke licenses or frequency authorizations when necessary for national security or the public interest.

In a statement, the NCA emphasized its commitment to working with relevant stakeholders and urged all parties to adhere to the regulations and principles governing the communications industry.

Find the statement here:

Press Release – Four FM Radio Stations Shut Down in Bawku – February 2024 v2


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