FM sanctions: Police okay anti-NCA demo

The Accra Regional Police Commander has cleared the Alliance for Responsible Citizens (AFRC) for its intended demonstration on November 14, AFRC General Secretary, Edwin Ofori, has said.

He pointed out in a release that they were able to get clearance in the morning of Wednesday, November 1.

AFRC had planned to demonstrate against the National Media Commission (NMC) over sanctions imposed on some 131 radio stations across the country as they described it as “illegal and unconstitutional”.

In the release, the group indicated that earlier routes they wanted to use have been approved, including the Flagstaff House and Parliament, where they will present petitions.

“Finally, the Accra Regional Police Command has realised the fruitlessness of trying to unduly delay the AFRC DEMO dubbed ‘Yentua Demo’.

“The Regional Police Command, in a meeting this morning with the organisers, have agreed to protect demonstrators on 14th November, 2017.

“It was further agreed that the ‘Yentua Demo’ will hit the Flagstaff House and Parliament, which were the initial reasons for the abortive court case initiated by the police,” the statement indicated.

It is expected that Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, and National Communications Authority (NCA) boss, Joe Anokye, will receive the petitions.

“The Speaker will also be served and the demonstration will end at the International Press Centre, where the National Media Commission (NMC), Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) and Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) will also be served,” the statement added.

Source: Ghana/

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