Popular Television station Metro TV has been shut down by the Ghana Revenue Authority over non-payment of taxes, Starrfmonline.com can confirm.
Information available to Starrfmonline.com indicates that the station was shut down Tuesday, 12 December. The station is currently off air and it is not clear when the station will begin operations again.
Starrfmonline.com has gathered that new owners of the Accra-based television, the Jospong Group of companies, were not made aware of certain tax liabilities left by the previous owners.
A source at the station told Starrfmonline.com that the new owners are doing everything possible to ensure that the taxes are paid immediately.
The GRA has recently embarked on an exercise to shut down companies and institutions who have not settled their tax obligations.
The GRA last week almost shut down the Accra Mall over non-payment of taxes amounting to GHS2.3 million.