Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Sam George has said of the 133 radio stations which were shut down by the NCA are now literally dead and unlikely to return.
This comes after the NCA gave re-authorisation to the stations again.
Speaking on the Key Points on TV3/3FM Saturday October 16, with host Dzifah Bampoh, he said “133 stations, I know some of the stations that are literally dead.
“Equipment, for four years had not been used, theft has happened to some of their transmitters so there may be some of these stations that genuinely, as a result of the actions that were taken in 2017, can just not come back on air.
“Their transmitters have developed problems because when you are operating, you constantly service it, many people have not even visited their transmitter-based stations in two years and three years so, they don’t know the state.
“Strangely, two weeks ago, one of the owners of the radio stations called me and said Sam, I am looking to sell my transmitters and I said please don’t, because, maximum, in a month I am confident you will back with your frequency.
“But he said he can’t because they have been trying to manage it and even the cost of keeping security at the site was high.”