The Minister of Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has opened a new radio station in Yendi, Northern Region, called Naya Radio, belonging to the state-owned Ghana Broadcasting Corporation.
At a ceremony on Monday, 16 November 2020, the MP for Ofoase Ayirebi announced that the government and the state broadcaster were working together to set up six new radio stations in each of the new regions.
He said the establishment of Naya Radio was part of the projects approved by Cabinet to beef up development in Yendi and the Dagbon State.
“Our expectation, as Naya Radio opens, is for it to provide an avenue for the opening of business and opportunities for the good people of Yendi”, the minister said.
At the ceremony, the Chairman of the National Media Commission, Mr Yaw Boadu Ayeboafo, charged staff of the radio station to be mindful of what information they broadcast, in order not to create tension and bring confusion.
“I want to caution you to siphon and be mindful of what kind of information to broadcast”.
The Director-General of GBC, Prof Amin Alhassan, in his remarks, assured the stakeholders of professional programming.
He expressed the hope that the establishment of GBC Naya Radio will bring opportunities and prosperity to the youth of Yendi.
Earlier, Mr Oppong Nkrumah led a government delegation to pay a courtesy call on the overlord of the Dagbon Kingdom, Ya Na Abukari Mahama ll at the Gbewa Palace.