Ban on TV Channels 'You can go to court' - NCA dares suspended TV stations

The NCA on Wednesday took nine channels off our screens - ATV, Clive TV, ECN, Zoe TV, BTA, Care TV, Kessben TV, Elijah TV and Obinim TV (OB TV) owned by controversial ‘Bishop’ Daniel Obinim.

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NCA bans Obinim TV, 8 others

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The National Communication Authority, (NCA), has dared managers of private television channels who were taken off air to seek redress in court if they feel they have been treated unfairly by the NCA.

The NCA on Wednesday took  nine channels off our screens -  ATV, Clive TV, ECN, Zoe TV, BTA, Care TV, Kessben TV, Elijah TV and Obinim TV (OB TV) owned by controversial ‘Bishop’ Daniel Obinim.

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The NCA explained that it took off channels on the K-Net platform because they violated Section 2(4) of the Electronic Communications Act 2008, Act 775.

But managers of some of the TV channels, who feel mistreated have threatened to go to court to seek a redress.

Managers of Obinim TV have already argued that they had began the processes of acquiring the license, adding that they were not told by K-Net that they could not operate until the processes were over.

In an interview on Accra-based Citi FM, the Principal Manager for Engineering at the National Communication Authority, (NCA), Edmund Fianko said the suspended TV stations have every right to go to court if they feel aggrieved.

“The authority is a corporate body. It can sue and be sued so if anybody is unhappy with the authority there is also an Electronic Communications tribunal that the law establishes so if you don’t want to go to court you can go there. It is entirely the right of any citizen of Ghana to seek judicial review of anything that has been done to them unfairly,” he added.

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