The C.E.O of Suncity FM, Mr Ransford Antwi has taken a swipe at the Deputy Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, Mr Justice Samuel Adjei, for the comment he purportedly made on Accra-based Joy FM seeking to discredit a story the station carried out exposing the continuous activities of illegal miners popularly called galamsey, along the Tano River.
The Deputy Minister described the pictures Suncity FM put on its facebook page which sought to suggest that, galamsey operation is still prevalent in the area as old and not credible and therefore do not reflect the current situation there.
Reacting to the statement in an audio recording, Mr Antwi described the deputy minister’s comments as most unfortunate and also a clear indication that, he was not on top of issues due to lack of proper briefing.
According to him, if the minister had been properly briefed about the prevailing situation along the Tano River, he would not have made such comments.
The C.E.O said, he wishes to state on record that, the pictures on Suncity FM’s facebook page were credible and current pictures taken by his team which visited the site in collaboration with the Police — copies of which were made available to the B/A Regional Police Command including video recordings containing recent activities of illegal miners in the area.
He went on to say that, Suncity FM is a serious and credible media institution which is committed to partnering relevant state institutions and traditional authorities in addressing the ills and challenges of the Region.
Mr Antwi noted that, Suncity FM should be commended for its efforts in bringing to light what currently pertains along the Tano River which is adversely affecting the flow of the river instead of condemning and impugning its credibility like what the minister sort to do.