Media Foundation for West Africa’s Language monitoring on Radio has cited the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the NPP, Bernard Antwi Boasiako, also known as Chairman Wontumi, as the most abusive individual on radio.
Others are MP for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, and host of Power FM’s Inside Politics, Mugabe Maase.
The NPP and Kumasi-based Wontumi Radio recorded the highest incidents of indecent expressions.
From the period 1st to 31st August, 1,019 radio programmes including news bulletins, political and current affairs discussions were monitored on 15 selected radio stations across the country.
During the period, 99 indecent expressions were recorded involving 34 individuals.
The expressions were made up of insulting and offensive comments, unsubstantiated allegations, threats, provocative remarks and comments promoting divisiveness.
Here is a visual representation of the findings from the Monitoring of Indecent Language on Radio for the month of August 2020 pic.twitter.com/hu2bRCt3bo
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The NPP recorded 50 indecent expressions, followed by the NDC with nine, the PPP three and GCPP two. The Ghana Freedom Party, GFP; and Liberal Party of Ghana, LPG, recorded one each.
Kumasi-based Wontumi Radio recorded 34 indecent expressions on its morning show, 28 for Accra-based Oman FM on programmes -Boiling Point 24 and National Agenda4.
Kumasi-based Ash FM recorded 28 indecent expressions across three programmes. Power FM based in Accra, recorded 14 indecent expressions on its afternoon political show ‘Inside Politics’.
Media Foundation for West Africa’s Elections Campaign language monitoring project seeks to promote issue-based campaigning and use of decent language before, during and after the December 7 polls.