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AFC calls on President Ramotar to come clean on the operations of the National Frequency Management Unit – 22nd Feb 2013

nfmuAlliance for Change Member of Parliament, Cathy Hughes, wants President Donald Ramator to come clean on the operations of the National Frequency Management Unit.

She said she wants the President, who holds the Information Minister portfolio, to instruct the Unit to publish the list of available frequencies.

She said several efforts were made to have the NFMU publish the list, but this has been to no avail. She said, in the interest of fairness she wants to know who has what.

The demands to have the Frequency Management Unit come clean on the matter stems from the Government’s decision to allow the state-owned and controlled, National Communications Network (NCN), to operate China Central TV programmes.

Hughes said, she had envisaged that with the advent of the Broadcasting Act, that there would have been a level playing field in the regulations of Broadcasting locally.

Chairperson of the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA), Bibi Shaddick, has said that there was no need for CCTV to apply for a broadcasting licence because the National Communications Network (NCN) is the carrier and is merely relaying CCTV programmes.

But the AFC is not buying this and is insisting that the NFMU publish the list of available frequencies

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