Exposing Ghana’s NCA’s Deception and Discrimination in the Closure of Radio Stations

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has reiterated a determination to continue the struggle to access information from the National Communication Authority (NCA) on the closure of radio stations in Ghana.

At a press conference on 23rd September 2020, the Foundation called on all journalists and stakeholders to join the quest to ensure that money does not become a barrier in accessing information which is a fundamental human right.

The Foundation filed an access to information request to the NCA under Article 21(1)(f) of Ghana’s 1992 Constitution and under Ghana’s Right to Information Act, 2019, Act 989 requesting among others the full list of all FM radio stations that were shut down by the NCA following the Authority’s 2017 FM spectrum audit and in line with the 2018 decision of the Electronic Communications Tribunal.

The NCA in response, is requesting a whopping GHC 2000 “as per Section 82 (1) (b) of the Electronic Communications Act, 2008, Act 775, to enable us generate the Search Report.”

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