The National Media Commission (NMC) has reacted to comments made by popular controversial journalist, Captain Smart, on his show on Onua TV.
Captain Smart chanted on his show that “where we have reached, we require an uprising with a positive defiance. I am even shocked at Ghana’s soldiers. You can enter Parliament when MPs are being sworn in but when MPs are fooling, you can’t enter Parliament. Everybody is quiet in this country.”
Reacting to his comments, the NMC has written to Onua FM, warning them to call Captain Smart to order or be given the necessary regulatory sanctions.
In a letter signed by the Executive Secretary of NMC, Mr. George Sarpong, the media house’s attention was drawn to the fact that their “broadcast raises concern for the peace and security of the country in a manner that demands immediate regulatory action.”
“We are particularly concerned about a recent broadcast in which “Captain Smart” calls for insurrection against the state of Ghana and its institutions,” the letter stated.
According to the NMC, Captain Smart’s choice of words have by all standards, crossed the line of robust and critical broadcasting and transforms Onua FM into a megaphone of war.
“While that particular broadcast, without more, constitutes adequate grounds for regulatory action, we still retain the belief that given the chance, management could take steps to bring your content unto a level of professional acceptability, thewttwe sighted by InsiderGH.com stated.
“We are fortified in this belief by the fact that considerable parts of your other broadcast, including the news, offer that hope.”
“We would be glad if you noted that exercising the required professional caution is in your interest,” the NMC stressed.