The Ministry of Information has reacted to the invasion of the studios of UTV by some members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) on Saturday October 7, 2023.
According to the Ministry, it made a report to the Ghana Police Service to intervene in an incident at the Studios of UTV, a private TV station in Accra.
This was after some persons numbering over 16 stormed the studios during a live programme in demand of Kwame A-Plus
They claimed he had disrespected the party after he had torn a letter had sent to the station to raise concerns over bias and unfair representation on the show.
The Ministry in its statement said the right to free expression and the freedom of the media are key pillars of our democracy and
must be fiercely protected.
“The Ministry stands with the police and the courts in the conduct of their duties,” it said.
“The police subsequently arrested 16 persons at the premises of UTV, and investigations are
currently ongoing”, it added.
Meanwhile, the Ministry has encouraged the media and hosts to promote national cohesion through their programmes.
“The Ministry wishes to encourage the media, especially broadcast media show hosts and
panelists, to do their utmost to help promote national cohesion even as they exercise their
Read the statement from the Ministry below