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“Blame Akufo-Addo for the delay in restoring Radio Gold and XYZ”--- A. B. Fuseini

Former Ranking Member on Communications Committee, Alhassan Bashir Fuseini has said the delay in restoring the licenses of Radio Gold and XYZ should be blamed on President Nana Akufo-Addo.
 
According to him the President has always detested Radio Gold and does not like dissenting voices. 
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“If President Nana Akufo-Addo was interested in having them come back in operation they would have been back on air by now. If the president does not want anything to be done, do you think the Minister can go ahead and do it?” 

The Sagnarigu lawmaker pointed out that in the Sevnth Parliament, the sector Minister gave the Committee her commitment that if both radio stations who had taken their closure to court withdrew their case in court, they would be recommended for licensing.  

“And we prevail on Radio Gold and XYZ to go and withdraw the matter from court, they complied and presenting a fresh application as agreed on.  To be frank with you, NAC and the Minister commence the process trying to regularize the operations of Radio Gold and XYZ”.

Mr. Fuseini in an interview on Thursday, February 18, 2021 however, noted that an order came from above and from the “President Akufo-Addo”, because the radio stations in question had submitted fresh applications to the National Communications Authority (NCA). 

Again, if the Minister was not for the process she would not have given her commitment.

He is however, quite sure the frequencies of both stations are still intact, adding “they are intact otherwise some other radio stations would have been using it”.  

He endorsed, agitation and petitions to draw the attention of the public and stakeholders for the restoration of Radio Gold and XYZ back on air.

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