Why Captain Smart was suspended by Angel FM

Angel FM radio presenter Blessed Godsbrain Smart, also known as Captain Smart, has been suspended indefinitely for criticising the government.

He was taken off air from hosting the flagship Anopa Bɔfoɔ Morning Show on Thursday, May 5.

His suspension was confirmed by the General Manager of Angel FM, Kwadwo Dickson.

Mr Dickson explained that the Chairman of the Angel Group of Companies, Dr Kwaku Oteng, sanctioned Captain Smart for unpleasant comments against President Akufo-Addo, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and the Minister for Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen.

Captain Smart is said to have violated cautions by Dr Oteng and persisted in his verbal attacks on government officials.

Captain Smart’s criticisms follow heavy pressure from the public on social media for government to address developmental challenges.

#Fixthecountrynow has been trending for days over tax hikes, economic hardship and underdevelopment.

Captain Smart has been an employee of the radio station barely a year after quitting Adom FM.

He has a history of controversies as he faced a similar suspension at Adom FM for criticising management.

He was reported to have chastised management for failing to replace even “common faulty bulbs” in the station’s studios.

Discussions over the suspension have dominated social media, topping Tweeter trends since morning.

Social media users argue that the development reinforces the culture of silencing people who demand accountability.

A few weeks ago, an elder statesman, Dr Sam Jonah, raised concerns about gagging dissenting minds.

Below are some reactions.

  1. Anonymous says

    Ghana is very bad.aaaaah are still in millitery rule?

  2. Anonymous says

    Captain smart don’t mind them.they are bad

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