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MFWA cites Abronye DC, others for use of abusive language on radio

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The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has cited Kwame Baffoe (Abronye DC), Regional Chairman of the NPP in the Bono Region, as the most abusive on the radio

Others include Nana Okatakyie Afrifa Mensah, host with Accra-based Happy FM and Listowel Nana Kusi Poku, Executive Secretary of Good Governance Advocacy Ghana.

The three together made more than a third of the 39 indecent expressions recorded over the two-week monitoring period (June 15-30, 2020).

Nana Okatakyie Afrifa Mensah, the host of Happy FM’s afternoon programme, Epa Hoa Daben, singlehandedly made six indecent expressions, followed by Listowel Nana Kusi Poku who made five indecent expressions.

Kwame Baffoe (Abronye DC) followed with four indecent expressions.

A total of 793 programmes were monitored out of which 39 abusive expressions were recorded.

The 39 indecent expressions were made up of insults and offensive comments, unsubstantiated allegations, remarks encouraging violence, threats, comments promoting divisiveness, and provocative remarks.

Overall, officials and affiliates of two major political parties in Ghana – National Democratic Congress (NDC) and New Patriotic Party (NPP) – were captured making unsavoury remarks on radio.

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