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NCA shuts down 4 radio stations in Bawku over national security concerns

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The National Communications Authority (NCA) of Ghana has ordered the shutdown of four FM radio stations operating in Bawku in the Upper East Region, citing national security concerns.

The stations affected are Bawku FM, Source FM, Zahra FM and Gumah FM. The move comes on the recommendation of the Upper East Regional Security Council and advice from the Ministry of National Security.

According to a statement released by the NCA, the content and panel discussions broadcast by the stations were deemed to have contributed to escalating conflict in Bawku, resulting in the loss of lives and property damage.

By ordering the shutdown, the NCA invoked its legal authority under Section 13(1)(e) of Ghana’s Electronic Communications Act. This allows the NCA to suspend or revoke broadcasting licenses when necessary for national security or public interest.

The long-running tensions in Bawku have led to intermittent violence between ethnic groups in the past decade.

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1Mhz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana

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