The Multimedia group has refuted defamatory statements made against it, by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong on NET2 TV.
“Our client takes a serious view of the outright falsehoods of wrongdoing, including unethical hack of saboteur reporting against Government, criminal blackmail, corruption and war-mongering,” a statement issued by an Accra-based Law firm, A-Partners B Law, dated July 13, on behalf of the Multimedia Group, indicated.
The defamatory statements were made on or about Friday July 9, 2021, on the television station, owned by Mr Agyapong and broadcast virtually to the world.
The statement noted that, although the CEO of the Multimedia Group had a meeting with Mr. Agyapong, the purpose of that engagement was official, “the reference to a meeting with the CEO is accurate only to the extent of a brief discussion over a petition against the move in 2017, to reduce transmission coverage radius, of certain radio stations to 45km.
This petition, delivered to and received by the sector Ministry on day 11, 2018, was issued and signed by Management of ten radio stations, including KENCITY MEDIA LTD’s OMAN FM. A copy, used in court on the subject, is attached hereto for the avoidance of doubt.”
It explained further that, “the group of stations operating, including, 100km coverage radii, fearing the devastating impact of the threatened reduction to their established audience reach and investment made on the strength of the existing frequency reach, felt, out of courtesy, that the said meeting be had with him, as then Chairman of Parliament’s Communications Committee.”
“Neither did the CEO step out of his known character and established professional business conduct, to discuss anything personal, nor such as, separately privately concerned Joy FM/MGL as a business and certainly never a word about the falsely alleged concerns of its staff,” the statement stressed.
A-Partners B Law, therefore cautioned Mr Agyapong against repeating the allegation, “our clients are seriously considering all their options at law and caution against repetition and re-publication of those reckless and malicious falsehoods.”
Below is the full statement and an extract of the petition to the National Communications Authority (NCA).