Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong

The Multimedia Group has refuted defamatory statements made against it, by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong on NET2 TV.

A statement issued by the company’s lawyers dated July 13, said, “Our client takes a serious view of the outright falsehood of wrongdoing, including the unethical hack of saboteur reporting against Government, criminal blackmail, corruption and war-mongering.”

The defamatory statements were made on or about Friday, July 9, 2021, on the television station owned by Mr Agyapong and broadcast virtually to the world.

The statement noted that, although the MGL CEO had a meeting with the MP, the purpose of that engagement was official, “the reference to a meeting with the CEO is accurate only to the extent of a brief discussion over a petition against the move in 2017, to reduce transmission coverage radius, of certain radio stations to 45km.”

The petition, delivered to and received by the Communications Ministry on May 11, 2018, was issued and signed by the Management of 10 radio stations, including KENCITY MEDIA LTD’s OMAN FM. A copy of the petition used is attached herein for the avoidance of doubt.

The lawyers said, “the Group of stations operating, within 100km coverage radii, fearing the  devastating impact of the threatened reduction to their established audience reach and investment made on the strength of the existing frequency reach, felt, out of courtesy, that the said meeting be had with him [Kennedy Agyapong], as then Chairman of Parliament’s Communications Committee.”

“Neither did the CEO step out of his known character and established professional business conduct, to discuss anything personal, nor such as separately privately concerned Joy FM/MGL as a business and certainly never a word about the falsely alleged concerns of its staff,” the company’s lawyers said.

See attached the full statement: