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General News of Friday, 8 May 2020


It's about time Radio Gold & Radio XYZ are granted amnesty - Baako Pleads

Kweku Baako Jnr Kweku Baako Jnr

Kweku Baako Jnr is advocating for the reopening of some radio stations that have been closed down in the country.

The Managing Editor of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper who was a popular figure on Radio Gold's weekend political platform ‘Alhaji and Alhaji’ said even though some laws were violated by these media houses, “I think it’s about time amnesty” is granted them.

Radio Gold and Radio XYZ, were shut down by the National Communications Authority (NCA) last year for allegedly operating without a valid authorization.

Speaking on World Press Freedom Day, Kweku Baako pleaded with the authorities in charge for mercy.

"In the face of the law, it’s obvious there were violations but the truth is that I’ve never been comfortable with the idea (closure). I think it’s about time that perhaps we grant some amnesty to these radio stations; I plead that they are given the same frequency that they had," he pleaded.

The renowned journalist disclosed that he is currently "part of an advocacy to reinstate radio XYZ and Radio Gold; I know it will be an unpopular advocacy but no fears”.

He was contributing to a panel discussion on Peace FM's morning show ‘Kokrokoo’.

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