The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), has put out a report ahead of the election 2020 naming politicians who use indecent language on radio and TV.
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The MFWA Campaign Language Monitoring project mentioned some Ghanaian legislators and political officials on both the New Patriotic Party and the National Democratic Congress who are guilty of using indecent and abusive language on radio/TV.
The report is the first of several to be issued by MFWA throughout the election period under its Issues Not Insults campaign.
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The monitoring and reporting of indecent language is part of the project, Promoting Decent Language and Issues-based Campaigning for Peaceful Elections in Ghana in 2020.
According to the MFWA, its first report is based on the monitoring of 597 programmes on 20 selected radio stations between June 1 and 14, 2020.
The monitoring project also captured a number of radio stations on which the indecent expressions were recorded.
Below is the list of politicians (both NPP and NDC) who are guilty of passing insulting and offensive comments on radio.
1. Kennedy Agyapong, NPP MP for Assin Central
2. Kwabena Mintah Akando, NDC MP for Juaboso
3. Collins O. Amankwah, NPP MP for Manhyia North
4. Sammy Gyamfi, National Communication Officer of the NDC
5. Nana Boakye (Nana B), National Youth Organiser of the NPP
6. Nana Agyenim Boateng, flag bearer of the United Freedom Party (UFP)
The report added that overall, officials and affiliates of the NDC recorded the highest number of indecent expressions. The NPP followed closely.
The report showed that Accra-based Oman FM recorded the highest number of indecent expressions mainly on its National Agenda programme. Power FM, also based in Accra followed.
“The host of the Inside Politics programme on Power FM, Mugabe Maase, was also found to have used the highest number of indecent expressions among the hosts of radio programmes that were monitored. Eleven other radio stations were also cited in the report,” MFWA stated.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Monday, June 29, named members of its campaign team for the 2020 presidential elections.
According to the statement issued by the party, Professor Joshua Alabi will national campaign manager of the NDC and his deputy will former Health Minister, Alex Segbefia.
A statement signed by the party’s Director of Communication, Kakra Essamuah disclosed that decision was taken by the NDC at a Functional Executive Committee (FEC).
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