NCA ends operation of some four Radio stations in Bawku


The National Communications Authority has ended the operations of some four radio stations in Bawku, Upper East region.

Zahra FM, Gumah FM, Bawku FM, and Source FM are among the parties affected by the operation after recommendations from the Upper East Regional Council and guidance from the Ministry of National Security.

Reasons that have sparked national concern about some remarks made by the Radio stations including inflammatory remarks by presenters and panelists which perhaps seem to be the main origin for the conflicts in Bawku.

This Bawku unrest has fetched many innocent lives and destroyed many public property and has even made the environment unattractive.

The NCA, invoking its powers under Section 13(1)(e) of the Electronic Communications Act, 2008 (Act 775), justified the shutdown as a necessary step for national security and public interest.

This section empowers the Authority to suspend or revoke licenses or frequency authorizations when such actions are deemed essential for national security or the public interest.

In a statement, the NCA reaffirmed its commitment to collaborating with relevant stakeholders and urged all parties involved to adhere strictly to the principles and regulations governing the communications industry.

It is time for Bawku to have its fair share of peace in the Upper East region and this will make sure the area is not occupied by terrorists from Burkina Faso due to its unstable fighting ethnic nature.