NCA Takes Action: Four Radio Stations Closed in Bawku Following Security Concerns

The National Communications Authority (NCA) has taken decisive action by shutting down four FM Radio Stations in Bawku, located in the Upper East Region. The closure, which affects Bawku FM, Source FM, Zahra FM, and Gumah FM, comes after recommendations from the Upper East Regional Security Council and guidance from the Ministry of National Security.

This move comes amidst growing concerns about the operations of these radio stations and the alleged inflammatory remarks made by their hosts and panellists, which are believed to have exacerbated the ongoing conflict in Bawku. The conflict has tragically led to loss of life and property in the area and its environs.

Citing its authority under Section 13(1)(e) of the Electronic Communications Act, 2008 (Act 775), the NCA has justified the closures as necessary measures to safeguard national security and public interest. This section empowers the Authority to suspend or revoke licenses or frequency authorizations when deemed essential for national security or public welfare.

In the statement, NCA reiterated its commitment to working closely with relevant stakeholders and urged all parties involved to strictly adhere to the principles and regulations governing the communications industry. This action underscores the NCA’s dedication to maintaining peace and stability while upholding the integrity of communication channels in the region.

Read the full statement below:

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