Socialist Movement of Ghana adds voice to calls condemning recent attacks on Radio Ada

By Beatrice Oppong

The Socialist Movement of Ghana has condemned the recent attack on Radio Ada, a community radio station at Ada in the Greater Accra Region. The Movement said the station has over the years played its role as a community broadcaster and has projected the concerns of the people. It noted that the attack which sought to halt the broadcast of information on the struggle between McDan Group and the people of Ada is a threat to journalism.

In a statement, Convener of the Movement Kyeretwie Opoku said the group stands in solidarity with the staff of Radio Ada and the people of Ada Songor who are fighting to protect their livelihoods and the national interest.

The Movement called on the Police, District Assembly, National Peace Council and all relevant stakeholders to take steps to ensure the security of the Radio Station and bring the perpetrators to book.

Background

According to a statement issued on January 13, 2022, by the Management of Radio Ada, the station was violently attacked by a group of eight men at about 11:30 a.m.

“The attackers, one of whom was armed with a pistol, invaded the on-air studio by forcibly destroying its door open. They beat up the presenter and vandalized the on-air studio equipment, leading to the temporary shut-down of Radio Ada,” Management said in a statement.

According to the statement, the attackers threatened to inflict further havoc should the station continue with programmes on the Songor.

“The attackers openly declared that they had come to vandalize the station because of its Manor Munyu and other programmes discussing the recent developments in the Songor,” it said.

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