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Supt. Zuagele threatens to shutdownclose radio stations

Nimba County Superintendent, Fong Zuagele, has suspended all activities of Community Watch Forum in the county indefinitely, and threatened to shut down three community radio stations in Ganta.

Superintendent Zuagele, who also chairs the county’s Security Council, said his decision is based on the council’s failure to work alongside with the police during the recent bloody violence in Ganta City, Nimba County.

Speaking further, he blamed three community radio stations in Ganta, including Radio Kergheamahn, Voice of Gompa and Hot FM for inflaming the recent violence thru their broadcast. When contacted, the chairman for the Community Watch Forum of Nimba, Stanley Vonzeah, said the Forum is planning a meeting to respond to the decision taken by Superintendent Zuagele. For their part, the three communities radio stations have refuted the superintendent’s claims.

Radio Kergheamahn manager, Nya Flomo, told The NewDawn his station reported exactly what transpired last week in Ganta, a similar position maintained by the Voice of Gompa and Hot FM, respectively.

By Franklin Doloquee, Nimba – Edited by Jonathan Browne

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