NCA jams Kwabena Duffour’s Abusua FM frequency during Mahama's interview in Kumasi?

NCA boss Joe Anokye NCA boss Joe Anokye

The frequency of Kumasi-based Abusua 96.5 FM, was hit with major interference as the station interviews the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress, John Dramani Mahama.

Abusua FM is the Twi station for Ultimate FM in Kumasi. They are part of the EIB Network of radio stations owned by Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, a former Bank of Ghana governor and later Finance Minister in Rawlings and John Atta-Mills governments.

A similar incident happened when NDC running mate, Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang, visited the station on her campaign tour of the Ashanti region.

The frequency was jammed a night before Professor Naana Jane appeared on the show and lasted well for two days before several areas in Kumasi begun receiving good signals from the station.

The General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has complained about the seeming regulatory oppression mounted by overseers of the country's air space and power distributors against the party's campaigns across the country.

The party in its Tuesday, November 10, press conference complained about intimidation, power cuts and interference of frequencies whenever it moved into any area to conduct its campaigns.

Today Wednesday November 11, 2020, before Mr Mahama will appear on-air, listeners in several areas called in complaining that their receivers, could not receive signals.

In the Denyame area where Abusua Fm is located, as well as its immediate environs of Ahojo, Santase, Kwadaso and Nhyieso, the signals were full of patches and interference.

Management of the station, has had to rely on Facebook live and the support of its English platform Ultimate 106.9 FM, to broadcast the feed to the people of the Ashanti region.