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NDC Seals Its Fate in 2012

Posted by Business in Ghana on July 20, 2010

Ghana woke up this morning to the news that outspoken Acting News Editor of Joy Fm, Kwame Ato Dadzie has been charged with the criminal offence of publishing false news with intent to cause fear and alarm to the public.  Joy Fm carried a story on GREDA executives who they claimed had pulled out of their disagreement with Government over the Korea STX deal.  Parliament subsequently withdrew the contract document on the advice of the President for review.  However the Police Administration acting on its mandate of protecting the citizens of Ghana invited Ato Kwamena to disclose the persons behind the threat. He refused and a docket has been sent to the Attorney General’s office for “advice”.  Speaking on Joy Fm this morning, Prof. Kwame Karikari reminded listeners of previous threats to press freedom, to be guarded jealously after the hard fight of past years.  ASP Akwasi Adu of the police PR department was on air with Joy Fm to explain that this is a police initiative and has nothing to do with Government.  Government has expressed its displeasure with the news report and last week cautioned about the unsubstantiated news story from Joy FM.

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