September 5, 2019

Ranking member of the Committee on Communications, Alhassan Bashir A.  Fuseini has said he hopes goodwill would prevail as the committee has started the process of settling, the issues of the closure of some radio stations by the National Communications Authority (NCA).

According to the Ranking Member of the committee, there has been a productive dialogue with the affected parties, NCA, Communications Ministry, Radio Gold and XYZ.

“The atmosphere is good, it is our hope that the goodwill would prevail, so that we do not witness back tracking for us to see a successful resolution of the matter so that we can have win-win  situation on our hand”, he said in an interview.

He further pointed out that whiles addressing the issue, the sector Ministry pointed out that some of the affected radio stations were in court hence put them in a tight position resolving the issue at the committee level.“Minister and NCA made known if the matter is withdrawn from court, a fresh application could be put in; we are waiting to see what would come out of this as now the ball is in the court of NCA and the Ministry, when Parliament comes back we would pursue the matter”, he added.

Mr. A. B. A. Fuseini also noted that there were some infractions on the part of the affected radio stations and the regulating body NCA, “they neglected their responsibility along the line as well as the radio stations also reneged on their obligation to NCA”, he lamented.

“Going forward all of them would pick up from where they both fell short, we need to ensure there is a goodwill and trust among them to do their respective jobs properly so that we do not get there again”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/