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26.11.2008 General News

Stop radio stations from transcending their boundaries - NCA told


A project consult Nii Tackie Otoo has called on the National Communication Authority (NCA) to enforce its regulations that prevent radio stations not to broadcast beyond their boundaries.

He said some radio stations were broadcasting beyond their boundaries because certain aspects of the NCA regulations, LI 1719 of 2003, were not proactive.

He was speaking at a one-day workshop on “Radio Stations Broadcasting Beyond their Boundaries” organised by the Western Salem Communication, operators of Kyzz Fm, and the Business Sector Advocacy Challenge (BUSAC) Fund in Takoradi.

Nii Otoo said the regulation should be reviewed to ensure that radio stations that broadcast beyond their boundaries face stiff sanctions.

The framework of the law, he said, must ensure a level playing field and fairness in the industry because well-established radio stations were overshadowing small ones.

He suggested that radio stations and the NCA signed a memorandum of understanding so that the Authority could be held accountable when its regulations were flouted.