Hon. Kennedy Agyapong, controversial Member of Parliament for Assin Central has revealed the reason why some broadcast radio houses were closed down by the National Communications Authority (NCA) and why his own media organizations were not victimized.
Kennedy Agyapong, while reacting to an allegation by Hon. Muntaka Mubarak that the closure of some radio stations in the country by the NCA was a targeted and politically motivated exercise for which reason pro-government stations like Oman FM was not affected despite failing to honour its financial obligations, stated that, his media organizations have been paying their licensing fees unlike radio stations like Radio Gold, Montie and other radio stations that were closed down.
According to him, the radio stations were closed down because they did not use to pay their licensing fees when the National Democratic Congress (NDC) was in power.
“Just this morning, I was saying we need to go and pay for our TV license renewal. I could say I won’t pay because NPP is in power. But no, because it will catch up with me. NPP is not going to be there forever and all these things are going to come up and that is what Radio, Montie and all the other stations that were closed down failed to understand,” the MP revealed.