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Ban on some TV stations MP questions NCA's motive

The NCA has announced it has taken off air six TV stations because they do not have licences.

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Member of parliament for Kwasimintim Joe Badu Ansah is questioning the National Communication Authority's decision to take some TV stations off air.

The member of parliament who is also a member of the Communication committee said it is surprising that the NCA is only acting now when some of these stations have existed for years.

Some six TV stations including OB TV which is owned by controversial pastor Daniel Obimin have been closed down for not having licenses among others.

Badu Ansah speaking on "Behind the News" on Unique Fm said the NCA may have been sleeping on the job if they are now taking action.

"it comes to me as a surprise because these channels have been on for a while and what really comes to mind that if it is true they don't have licence was NCA sleeping on the job...i mean this one cannot be done in secrecy like sim box fraud"

He said it's hard to establish the truth in his particular matter as this so called illegality perpetrated by the owners of the TV stations has been ongoing for a long time and the NCA had not acted until date.

Meanwhile Nana Esilfi Konduah, is chair of journalism at AUCC and a former executive secreatry of the Ghana Media Commission also speaking on the same programme said  "What the NCA has now done is going to set in trend a whole lot of corrective things that ought to be done that in this country we have over looked in the succession of persons or regulators who have had responsibility for dishing out what belongs to this nation naturally by endowment"

Esilfi Konduah said the action by the NCA is better late than never.

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