Oyerepa FM management to hold meeting with Manhyia over Odike’s comments

Management of Oyerepa FM is expected to hold a crunch meeting with traditional authorities at Manhyia Palace, following the closure of the radio station.

The Kumasi-based radio station is hopeful that it will resume business soon after after the discussion with the chiefs.

Oyerepa FM shut down Friday morning in compliance with an order from the Kumasi Traditional Council.

The Council’s Acting President, Baffuor Amankwatia VI, who is also the Bantamahene, made the announcement when a team from Oyerepa FM and TV appeared before them to offer an apology over remarks made by Akwasi Addai ‘Odike’ against Manhyia on their network.

Odike had harshly criticised the Traditional Chiefs in the Ashanti Region when he appeared as a guest on a political talk show on the radio station for failing to combat illegal mining.

Threatening to lead the youth to stage a massive demonstration against Manhyia if the galamsey menace continues, the business man accused the Chiefs of aiding in galamsey since they have looked on unconcerned while forests and water bodies are destroyed.



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