Kumasi Traditional Council grants Oyerepa FM permission to resume operation
The Kumasi Traditional Council has granted permission to the Management of Oyerepa FM to resume operation.
This is the outcome of deliberations held on Monday, three days after the radio station was shut down.
The station closed at the request of the Council as a show of remorse for allowing Akwasi Addai ‘Odike’ to use their platform to verbally attack traditional authority.
Management of the radio station beseeched the Asokore Mamponghene, Nana Boakye Ansah Debrah to lead the team for the second appearance before the traditional council.
Flanked by some leaders of the Methodist Church of Ghana, a representative of the Asokore Mampong chief led the delegation to plead on their behalf.
The former head of the Peace Council, Prof. Emmanuel Asante added his voice to the plea.
He reveals stringent measures have been put in place to ensure panel members on the radio shows do not get opportunities to disrespect authority.
“We came in humility to plead with Asanteman to pardon them. And thanks be to God, they have accepted our request so they have asked them to go back and work,” Prof Asante told the media.
All fourteen divisional chiefs of the Kumasi Traditional Council pleaded with the leader of the Council, Banatamahene Baffour Amankwatia VI to forgive them.
Bantamahene who chairs the Kumasi Traditional Council said the plea will be forwarded to the Asantehene.