The Kokrokoo Radio host, Kwame Sefa Kayi has described an incident as disturbing. He said the speed and energy used to shut down Radio Gold is very disturbing.
In 2019, the Radio Gold station which was affiliated with the opposition party the National Democratic Congress, was taken off air.
According to the National Communication Authority, the station was shut down because it defaulted in renewing its license.
“Radio stations operating without valid authorisations as determined by the 2017 FM Broadcasting Audit are being shut down with immediate effect as an enforcement action in view of the decision of the Electronic Communications Tribunal,” the statement said in parts’’
Talking on shutdown in a recent interview on Peace Fm’s Entertainment Review, Kwame Sefa Kayi called for the restoration of Radio Gold’s operation license.
“Whether it was law or politics, I believe the speed and energy that was used to shut down Radio Gold is very disturbing…I believe if the NCA, Ministry of Communication, whoever was in charge of that operation; if they had engaged in further negotiations, Radio Gold would still be on air,” the Kokrokoo host posited.
He then added, “When there is a change of government tomorrow, Radio Gold will come back on air. If it’s an NDC government, they will also take revenge. So, it’s a vicious cycle. If we don’t stop it today, it will follow us into the future. It’s up to us to decide,”
The communication Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, rejected the claims and said, the pro-NDC station was targeted for closure.
During the interview, she then insisted that it wasn’t possible for her to target any particular radio station for a political reasons.
According to Kwame sefa Kayi, it was very obvious they had a target.