The National Communications Authority, along with security officers, have shut down Salt 95.9 FM, which is located in Agogo. The radio station was shut down due to non-renewal of authorization. According to reports, officials from the NCA and security officers took action on Tuesday afternoon by disconnecting the station’s equipment to shut it down.
The transmitter of the station was confiscated and sent to the Kumasi office of the NCA. The owner of the station, Ohene Kwame Frimpong is said to have planned a health walk in Agogo last Sunday, February 4, 2024. But that health walk was also stopped by the security agencies at the 11th hour citing the Public Order Act, with the explanation that he had not notified the police about the public gathering and the walk through the streets.
The closure of the radio station has added to speculative discussions in Agogo. On Tuesday afternoon, many people in Agogo gathered at the frontage of the radio station to inquire about what was happening. Some youth wearing red armbands danced to brass band music at the frontage of the radio station.
By: Enoch Darfah Frimpong