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Ghana to set up military FM radio station

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The Ghana government has confirmed it is in the process of setting up an FM station solely meant for the military.

The military high command is therefore in discussion with the National Communications Authority (NCA) to secure a licence for the establishment of the station.

Defence Minister, Lieutenant General J. H. Smith (rtd) who disclosed during a press meeting in Accra September 25, 2012 explained that the radio station was to keep the military educated on national issues.

“We need a well-educated military in this 21st century,” the Minister told journalists.

To be run by the military, the radio station, when set up, will invite top military officers such as the Chief of Defence Staff to explain issues clearly to its personnel, according to the Minister.

The military has also formed a limited liability company known as the Defence Industries Holding Company (DIHOC) to undertake some industrial development in the country

By Ekow Quandzie

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