The National Communication Authority, NCA in collaboration with the National Security Intelligence Operatives and the Ghana Police Service is clamping down on the operation of about 49 television stations in the country.
This was contained in a statement by the NCA and shared by the sector Minister in charge of Communication, Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful today, 21st April, 2021
According to the release, the move forms part of continuous monitoring being conducted on various satellite Free-to-air television platforms using the Broadcasting Monitoring System (BMS) and the Radio Spectrum Monitoring System (RSMS).
Among the TV stations that have been affected include Kiss TV, Ogyaba TV and Nazareth TV. The rest are DoveTV, NTV, Maranatha TV and Chief TV.
Sagani TV, CACI TV, Ahotosuor TV, BOC TV, OK TV, Cash TV, Truth TV, Ezra TV, Ice1 TV, Royal Star TV, Virgin TV and Lion TV also made the list of defaulting TV stations.
Included on the list are Akwasi Awuah TV, Eno TV, Apple TV, SBN TV, Agya Kofabae TV, Next TV, Face TV, Paradise TV, SBN International, Days TV, Serwa TV, Iron TV, IA1 TV, Abapa TV, Asempa TV and Adzipa TV
BTV, Kwaku Bonsam TV, Asomdwie TV, TV Magic, Channel 45, Perfect TV, Anima TV, Obuor TV (now Elijah TV Plus), TV Universe, Apinto/Time TV, and Obour TV Plus complete the list
Around 10 pm yesterday, the Ministry of Communication closed down 2 television stations belonging to a popular fetish priest, Nana Agraadaa, known in private life as Patience Asieduaa for transmitting without a valid license.
According to the NCA, the monitoring revealed that some of the defaulting TV channels have been operating without valid authorization, contrary to Section 2(4) of the Electronic Communications Act 775.
Aside operating without valid authorization, the sector Minister stated that the influx of TV stations on air has led to the promotion of certain contents public order, public morality, and the rights and reputation of others.
She added that efforts are in place to rid Ghana’s air space of the canker.