- The NMC says it does not have the power to ban “money doublers” or adult shows on TV
- According to the NMC, the law does not mandate the Commission to do so
- All the NMC could do is to advise the media house or personalities who go against the Commission's laws
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The National Media Commission (NMC), chaired by Yaw Boadu Ayeboafo, has indicated that it does not have the power to ban “money doublers” or adult content shows, whose activities have proliferated television stations in the country.
According to the NMC, the law does not mandate the Commission to take such actions against those programmes.
This comes after Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, appealed to the Bank of Ghana (BoG) and National Media Commission (NMC) to take appropriate action against such shows.
Oppong Nkrumah, in an earlier tweet, said he had written to the BoG and NMC to take note of the activities of money doublers on TV and act appropriately to tackle it.
He added that there were reports that the government intended to ban the broadcast and advertisement of fetish priests and ‘Mallams'.
However, speaking on Onua TV’s Maakye on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, Ayeboafo, explained in Twi that, “we can’t do anything to that person or that media house”.
He said all the NMC could do is to advise the media house or personalities not to go against the Commission's rules and regulations.
Commenting on the showing of adult content on TV stations, Ayeboafo noted that if someone shows a naked woman on TV for the purpose of medical education to the general public, that is not an offence.
But it becomes wrong, he says, when a TV station shows such pornographic materials and even then, the NMC can only advice that station to halt the airing os such content.
In other news, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has stated that the economy under former President John Dramani Mahama, was so weak that he couldn’t even reduce the incessant power cuts popularly known as dumsor.
Addressing pressmen at the Jubilee House on Monday, May 4, 2020, Bawumia wondered why the NDC would be making comparisons with a global pandemic like the COVID-19.
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