Member of Parliament (MP) Ningo Prampram, Samuel Nartey George has petitioned the Minister of Communications Ursula Owusu-Ekulful against the Board Chairman of the National Communications Authority (NCA), Kwaku Sakyi-Addo’s moves to present a radio programme.
Mr Saki-Addo is expected to host a show on the newly established Accra-based Asaase Radio, according to an advertisement.
However, in the view of Mr George, this will amount to a conflict of interest given that the veteran broadcaster will be working for a radio station that he is supposed to also regulate as the Board Chairman of the NCA.
He explained that in the event Asaase Radio is engaged in an action that goes contrary to laid down rules and regulations in the industry, Mr Sakyi-Addo may not have the freeness of speech and the will to act because he works for that station.
The petition to the Communications Minister indicated that he (Sam George) had seen an artwork advertising a programme dubbed Sunday Night starting on 14th June 2020 at 7 pm on newly outdoored Asaase Radio 99.5 FM.
“This programme is to be hosted by the veteran journalist Kwaku Sakyi-Addo as per the advertisement. It would be refreshing to hear the veteran back on the air. However, regardless of how refreshing it would be to see the respected journalist back on the airwaves, he is still the board chairman of the National Communications Authority (NCA) at my last check, which is the regulator of radio stations like the one he is about to start working for,” the statement dated June 4 read.