NCA Cautions Frequency Authorisation Holders Against Abuse Of Licence Conditions And Other Enactment
NEWS RELEASE – JUNE 13, 2012
The National Communications Authority (NCA) has drawn the attention of all FM Radio and Television Broadcasting Frequency Authorisation Holders to the provisions of their respective Authorisations which enjoin them to adhere to the terms and conditions stated therein as well as to comply with the provision of the Acts and Regulations of the NCA.
The Authority particularly reminded Broadcasting Frequency Authorisation Holders of the provision which stipulates that any breach of the terms and conditions of a Frequency Authorisation shall attract relevant penalties including a revocation of the Frequency Holder’s Authorisation or as the NCA may determine.
Furthermore, the NCA highlighted Section 13(1) (a) and (e) of the Electronic Communications (EC) Act 2008, Act 775, which provides that the Authority has the mandate to suspend or revoke a licence or frequency authorisation where amongst others:
• the licence or the authorisation holder has failed to comply materially with any of the provisions of this Act, Regulations or the terms and conditions of its licence or frequency authorisation; and • the suspension or revocation is necessary because of national security or is in the public interest.
DIRECTOR-GENERAL NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY