Hon. Kennedy Agyapong, Member of Parliament for Assin Central is seeking an apology from Hon. Muntaka Mubarak, MP for Asawase for claiming Oman FM was not sanctioned despite defaulting payments authorization.
During the vetting of Hon. Ursula Owusu, MP for Ablekuma South, the closure of some broadcast media houses by the National Communications Authority (NCA) as a result of their inability to renew their authorization license became a topical issue.
Muntaka Mubarak claimed that the exercise was politically motivated and targeted at some specific media house, hence, the disclosure of radio stations like Oman FM which belongs to Kennedy Agyapong.
Kennedy Agyapong while reacting to Muntaka’s comment in an interview on Oman FM monitored by GhanaWeb, stated that the Asawase MP must apologize to Oman FM for making such an uncorroborated allegation.
According to Mr. Ken, despite his affiliation to the New Patriotic Party (NPP), he pleaded on behalf of some media houses which belong to people from the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and that Oman FM had never defaulted in any payment.
“I pleaded on their behalf for all the radio stations to be opened so they could make the payments in installments but the NCA probably did not agree. So Muntaka has to come back and apologize to Oman FM,” the Oman FM boss stated.
The Assin Central MP further added that although he can refuse to pay the licensing fees of his media organizations because his party is in power, it will later affect him since the party will not remain in power forever.