The Management of Accra-based Joy FM has refuted the defamatory claims made against the radio station by Assin Central lawmaker, Kennedy Agyapong.
A statement issued by an Accra-based Law firm, A-Partners B Law, dated July 13, on behalf of the Multimedia Group, said “Our client takes a serious view of the outright falsehoods of wrongdoing, including unethical hack of saboteur reporting against Government, criminal blackmail, corruption and war-mongering,”
It added that the Chief Executive Officer of the Multimedia Group had an official meeting with Mr. Agyapong, “the reference to a meeting with the CEO is accurate only to the extent of a brief discussion over a petition against the move in 2017, to reduce transmission coverage radius, of certain radio stations to 45km.
“This petition, delivered to and received by the Ministry of Communications on May 11, 2018, was issued and signed by Management of ten radio stations, including KENCITY MEDIA LTD’s OMAN FM. A copy, used in court on the subject, is attached hereto for the avoidance of doubt.”
“the group of stations operating, including, 100km coverage radii, fearing the devastating impact of the threatened reduction to their established audience reach and investment made on the strength of the existing frequency reach, felt, out of courtesy, that the said meeting be had with him, as then Chairman of Parliament’s Communications Committee.”
“Neither did the CEO step out of his known character and established professional business conduct, to discuss anything personal, nor such as, separately privately concerned Joy FM/MGL as a business and certainly never a word about the falsely alleged concerns of its staff,” the statement stressed.