Sammy Gyamfi’s Moment of Truth Program on UTV Suspended untill further Notice
The management of United Television has suspended the National Democratic Congress’ Moment of Truth program that is hosted by lawyer Sammy Gyamfi.
A letter from the management of UTV Indicated that they regrettably seek to inform the National Democratic Congress that they have taken the decision to suspend the Moment of Truth program which currently airs on their network on Saturdays at 7 pm and Mondays at 9pm respectively.
According to the management of UTV, the decision to suspend the program is due to the numerous allegations and legal actions the station (UTV) has been faced with and subsequent settlements it has entered into which emanated from the airing of the programs.
BELOW IS THE LETTER FROM THE MANAGEMENT OF UTV SUSPENDING THE MOMENT OF TRUTH PROGRAM
SUSPENSION OF PROGRAMS (NOKW3R3 MMR3 BY NDC AND
AS3MPA Y3 TIA BY NPP)
The Management of United Television (UTV), regrettably seek to inform you of our decision to suspend the programs mentioned above, which currently airs on our network on Saturdays at 7 pm and Mondays at 9pm respectively.
This unfortunate decision has been taken due to the numerous allegations and legal actions the station has been faced with and subsequent settlements it has entered into which emanated from the airing of the programs.
UTV’s willingness to allow your political party to purchase airtime and host your own programs on our channel was as a result of the restrictions imposed by the President due to Covid-19 pandemic, which does not allow mass gatherings and rallies knowing very well that as we are at the peak of an election year, the programs would offer both parties the opportunity to reach a larger audience. Thus the aim of the programs as agreed was to allow your outfit to disseminate your campaign message and of your manifesto to the general public in order for Ghanaians to make informed during the 2020 Election.
The program took a different turn when same was aired. To protect our brand, avoid legal suits, retraction and apologies management has decided to suspend the program until further notice.
We welcome any opportunity to discuss further, how our network can be made available to your outfit to educate the people of Ghana on your party’s policies and manifesto
ahead of the December 7 elections which will not seek to place the station at any legal risk and maintain our station’s (UTV) unbiasedness in Ghanaian politics and reportage general.