Former President John Dramani Mahama has promised to deepen media freedom by granting amnesty to all radio stations closed down by the Akufo-Addo government.
For almost 2 years, some radio stations in Ghana including Radio XYZ and Radio among other stations in some parts of the country have been shut down. The number of radio stations closed down by the NCA number about 57.
In 2017, the NCA fined Radio XYZ GHS4,090,000 in September for operating with a license that expired on 8th May 2016.
In the report, Radio Gold was fined GHS61,330,000 for operating with a license that expired on 6th September 2000.
Speaking at the manifesto launch of the National Democratic Congress, (NDC) Mr John Dramani Mahama stated that when the NDC is voted into power, it would pardon all those radio stations that had been shut down as part of efforts to deepen media freedom.
“We’ll grant amnesty to all radio stations closed down by the Akufo-Addo Government and permit them to resume operations to ensure media freedom”.
In addition, the party also promised to provide a fund that would aid journalists to cope with the effects of the Covid-19 as a form of mitigating the stress effects of Covid-19.
SOURCE: JENNIFER ADDAE