Some Ghanaians are blaming President Akufo-Addo for what they describe as a deliberate attempt by the government to stop Joy News from exposing the scandals involving government appointees.
Today, the Joy News television channel advertised to televise a new scandal they have uncovered in the government setup and promised to bring Ghanaians up to speed with what they have found out.
Moments after the start of the broadcast at 8:30 pm, the Joy News channel went off on DSTV and GOTV and this had raised eyebrows. Many believe this is a deliberate attempt by the government to prevent the station from exposing some rots in the governemnt.
Join us for the full story of one of the procurement scandals the Special Prosecutor was investigating.
— Joy 99.7 FM (@Joy997FM) November 18, 2020
For many, this is an attempt to impede the right and freedom of the media. Others believe an exposè on the government just a few days to an election will do the government more harm thus it has taken steps to prevent Ghanaians from watching.
These frustrations of Ghanaians were poured out on Twitter as follows;
Then the scandal be serious, see the way them jie joy news from DSTV then Gotv ???
— ??Mempeasem President ? (@AsieduMendss_) November 18, 2020
DSTV IS WORKING PERFECTLY BUT JOY NEWS IS OFF!
— Bee (@Bridget_Otoo) November 18, 2020
They’ve blocked Joy News because they’re revealing the crimes of NPP ei Ghana
— Latoya????||Youtuber (@muita_dor) November 18, 2020
JOY NEWS IS NOW OFF DSTV.
This government is so so bad.
— Che?????? (@CheEsquire) November 18, 2020
Joy News will be in the next list of media outlets NCA will be closing down. This is a no nonsense government!
— .ひ (@thearmah_) November 18, 2020
Joy News Is Blocked On Both Digital And DStv Because They Were Going To Do Exposè On Corruption Under Akuffo Addo-Led Government?? Eih Ama Ghana ??????
— UCC SHATTA WALE ????? (@iamsamuelpagge) November 18, 2020
wait oooooooo so if the government of Ghana can cut off Joy News from DSTV den what stops the same government from cutting them from multimedia ????
— Miss Yaa Baffo ??♛ (@YaaBaffo) November 18, 2020
Ah so small Documentary wey joy news won show nu wey dem comot dem from DSTV den Gotv? ? Then the scandal be serious ? herh Ghana
— SpinTex StoneGad ?? (@IkeDeModel) November 18, 2020