In the early hours at about 22am on 20th of April 2020, a fully equipped team of Police and National Security Intelligence Operatives, in collaboration with the National Communications Authority, barged the premises of two satellite television stations, namely, Thunder TV and Ice1 TV, who were illegally transmitting without licenses, at Kasoa in the Central Region
The team arrested the offenders among which included the owner of Thunder TV, Patience Asiedua, popularly known as Nana Agradaa and seized two (2) equipment each used in the illegal transmission from both premises. Nana Agradaa advertises her “Sika Gari” on her TV station, which she claims is her personal god that multiplies money with some rituals she makes. She has hence admitted to this illegality and is currently in custody assisting with further investigations.
The influx of unregulated television stations on air have led to promotion of certain content which may affect public order, public morality and the rights and reputation of others. As such, efforts are underway to rid the system of this canker and reduce overcrowding on Ghana’s air waves.
With further improvements as to the fetishes priests and lottery people on all stations. The Ghana National Communication Authority has allegedly announce the shutdown of 49 TV stations to be closed recently.
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NCA SHUTTING DOWN 49 ILLEGALLY OPERATING TV STATIONS
Accra, 21 April, 2021: The National Communications Authority (NCA) has embarked on an exercise to shut down 49 Television (TV) stations for operating without Authorisations.
This forms part of a continuous monitoring exercise conducted on various Satellite Free-to-Air Television platforms using the Broadcast Monitoring System (BMS) and the Radio Spectrum Monitoring System (RSMS). The monitoring revealed that some channels were operating without valid Authorisations, contrary to Section 2(4) of the Electronic Communications Act 775 of 2008, which states that, ‘Except as provided by this Act or any other law not inconsistent with this Act, a person shall not operate a broadcasting system or provide a broadcasting service without a frequency authorisation by the Authority.
As a result, forty-nine (49) channels have been identified to be operating without valid Authorisations from the Authority and is being shut down accordingly. Below is the list of TV Stations who have been identified to be in violations and are due to be shutdown:
Check the list Below
Tamale: Youth vandalize NEDCo offices, police station in demo against police brutality
The Lamashegu police headquarters in Tamale in the Northern Region has been vandalized.
The obliteration was brought about by some youth who rioted on Saturday to fight guessed regular abuse of inhabitants by police in the town.
The nonconformists walked through some vital roads of Tamale toward the Northern Electricity Distribution Company (NEDCo), where they obliterated a few properties of the force dispersion organization.
Thereafter, they moved to the Lamashegu Divisional Command of the Ghana Police Service.
After arriving at the police headquarters, the incensed youth started pelting stones at the police building, obliterating the glass entryways and windows of parts of the structure.
Eventually, a few vehicles that were left at the police headquarters were likewise harmed.
“The adolescent are not content with the advancements occurring in Tamale. This is to show their annoyance to their chiefs. That is the reason we have customarily gone to the Chief’s castle to communicate our interests in a reputable way”, previous Assembly Member for Vitin Electoral region, Haruna Mohammed Nburidiba said when he tended to the media for the benefit of the dissidents.
Endeavors by Citi News to address authorities of NEDCo and the police flopped as of the hour of documenting this report.
As of late, a video circled via web-based media in which some cops were mistreating a few occupants suspected to have occupied with unlawful force associations.
It got wide judgment from the general population, customary specialists, and common society associations in the Northern Region.
Occupants who were insulted over the advancement approached the initiative of the Ghana Police Service to make correctional moves against its staff over their activities.
Consequently, the police work force included were prohibited forthcoming examinations.
NEDCo additionally apologized to its clients who were attacked by officials.
Source: Citi News Room