Associate Professor at the University of Ghana Prof. Ransford Gyampo has said owners of Kumasi-based Oyerepa FM should be blamed for shutting down their station.
Prof. Gyampo in a Facebook post argued that “Ghana isn’t a Monarchy. Chiefs can’t shut down radio stations. They only suggested the shutdown and the owners accepted it with alacrity, out of fear. Any blame should be laid at the doorstep of the radio station owners for being weak.”
His comment comes after management of Oyerepa FM complied with a directive by the Kumasi Traditional Council to halt Operations starting Friday, 26th August 2022.
The directive by the Council follows some comments made by the leader and founder of the United Progressive Party, Akwasi Addai popularly known as Odike, on its platform.
The Kumasi Traditional Council asked the Kumasi-based station to show remorse over the issue by temporarily halting operations effective Friday until the substantive matter is heard at the Manhyia Palace.