The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has named the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the governing NPP, Bernard Antwi Boasiako, also
known as Chairman Wontumi, as the most abusive individual on radio.
In its August report on Language monitoring on radio, the Regional Chairman was closely followed by the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, and host of Power FM’s Inside Politics, Mugabe Maase.
“Over the monitoring period (August 1-31), a total of 1,019 radio programmes were monitored on 15 selected radio stations across the country.
“The programmes included news bulletins, and political/current affairs discussions aired on the 15 radio stations.
“A total of 99 indecent expressions were recorded by 34 individuals. The 99 indecent expressions are made up of Insulting and Offensive comments; Unsubstantiated allegations; Threats; Provocative remarks; Expressions or Comments promoting Divisiveness.
“The 34 individuals who made the indecent expressions featured on the radio programmes as hosts, discussants/panelists, interviewees and callers,” the statement explained.
The Media Foundation for West Africa also added that the NPP recorded 50 indecent expressions, followed by the NDC with (9).
While the PPP recorded 3, and the GCPP recorded 2, The Ghana Freedom Party (GFP) and Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG) recorded 1 indecent expression each.
Giving further details, the institution said 12 out of the 15 radio stations monitored recorded indecent expressions.
Also, Kumasi-based Wontumi Radio recorded 34 indecent expressions on its morning show while Accra-based Oman FM recorded 28 indecent expressions on two of its major programmes – Boiling Point (24) and National Agenda (4).
Again, Kumasi-based Ashh FM recorded 28 indecent expressions across three programmes – Boiling Point, 24, Keynote 3 and National Agenda, 1.
Finally, Power FM also based in Accra, recorded 14 indecent expressions – all on its afternoon political show titled, Inside Politics.