NCA to Shut Down Defaulting Stations


NCA to Shut Down Defaulting Stations

Following the expiration of the general amnesty granted defaulting FM stations on 19th December, 2017 to regularise their authorisation conditions, the National Communications Authority will be moving in to close down defaulting radio stations.

The Authority had indicated previously that all defaulting commercial FM Stations (Revoked and Fined) in line with the general amnesty granted, were to rectify all outstanding issues by Monday, 15th January, 2018, and pay a pecuniary penalty based on the number of days of violation but shall not exceed one year in any case.

While some radio stations took advantage of the general amnesty and have met their outstanding regulatory requirements including the payment of outstanding fees and or penalties, others failed to take advantage of this, resulting in the decision to shut them down.

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NCA to Shut Down Defaulting Stations Following Expiration of General Amnesty