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Asanteman Shutdown Oyerepa FM Over Odike’s Comments



Asanteman Shuts Down Oyerepa FM Over Odike's Comments

Bantamahene, Baffour Amankwantia VI, the acting president of the Kumasi Traditional Council has ordered the shutdown of Oyerepa FM from operating in the Ashanti Region, effective today, 26th August, 2022.

According to Joy News report, Amankwantia VI ordered the kumasi-based private radio station to be banned because of comments made by a pundit on one of its show that implicated chiefs in the region for the failure to solve the menace of illegal small-scale mining (galamsey).

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The report indicatd that the order was given after a team from a delegation from Oyerepa Radio/TV appeared before the traditional council to apologize for the comments made by the said pundit, Akwasi Addai.

Earlier, the Kumasi Tradional Council performed rituals to banish Akwasi Addi, who is popularly called Odike, for accusing Ashanti Chiefs of condoning galamsey.

According to the Kumasi Traditional Council, the businessman turned politician made inciteful statements that the Council deemed to be distasteful, unsubstantiated, and meant to dent the image of Manhyia.

The chiefs slaughtered a ram as part of the rituals to banish him.

Odike in an interview on Oyerepa FM berated the chiefs for failing to help stop the illegal mining menace.

He went ahead to charge the youth to rise and protest against chiefs if the traditional rulers fail to come clear on their roles in or stance against galamsey.

Watch the video below;

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In other news, the people of Daffiama-Bussie Issa Traditional Area have conferred the chieftaincy title of ‘Yelemanga Naa’ meaning ‘Chief of Truth’ on President Nana Akufo-Addo.

This short durbar was held on Tuesday 23rd August 2022 when the president visited the town to inspect the progress of the Agenda 111 Hospital project in the district.

This was part of his two-day tour in the Upper West region where he was enskinned by the Chiefs and people of Daffiama-Bussie Issa Traditional Area.

Speaking at the durbar, the Paramount Chief of the area, Naa Yelekuang Bawiele appreciated the president for honouring his promise to the community.

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