The National Media Commission (NMC) has acknowledged receipt of authorities’s petition over a Joy News’ documentary, saying it’s going to act on it.
The Commission indicated that the media home, after receiving the complaints, could have seven days to reply.
Government petitioned the National Media Commission over the documentary which alleges the coaching of a militia group on the former seat of authorities, the Osu Castle.
According to the Chairman of the Commission, Yaw Boadu-Ayeboafoh, if the complainants discover the response passable, the difficulty shall be resolved.
However, in the event that they insist the matter be investigated, the difficulty shall be taken to the NMC for listening to.
“The subsequent line of motion is outlined underneath the legislation. The legislation stipulates that after we obtain a grievance we ahead it to the get together in opposition to whom a grievance has been made and that particular person has seven days inside which to reply after which after we obtain the response we’re to ship it to complainant to see whether or not the complainant is happy.
“If the complainant is satisfied then the matter ends but if the complainant is not satisfied then we call a formal hearing. Then it is when the key parties appear before us and then we hear the matter.”
In the petition signed by Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the federal government requested the Commission to declare the documentary as deceptive and unfaithful.
“A declaration to the effect that the impugned documentary by Manasseh Awuni Azure and Joynews is misleading and constitutes a dishonest and deliberate misrepresentation of facts and calculated at causing undue public apprehension, alarm and panic,” parts of the petition stated.
The documentary captures a bunch of younger women and men stated to be members of a personal safety agency or militia group referred to as De-Eye Group having a gathering on the Christiansburg Castle at Osu, the previous seat of authorities.
Manasseh Azure Awuni amongst different issues emphatically acknowledged that the supposed militia group, which had two workplaces on the Castle, was affiliated to the NPP, and that, though it wasn’t a registered non-public safety agency as his checks had revealed, makes an attempt by the National Security to evict them up to now had been unsuccessful.
Manasseh thus acknowledged that the group had the assist of the next hand in authorities for which motive they might have entry to the Castle, a supposed safety set up, which homes some ministries.
By: Marian Ansah| citinewsroom.com| Ghana