[ 2012-04-30 ]
Ban use of Ken’s inflammatory statement – Queenmother insists
The Dwantoa Hemaa (Queenmother) of Dormaa
Traditional Area, Nana Akosuah Frimpomaa II is
worried that the rebroadcasting of the infamous
inflammatory statement by the Member of Parliament
for Assin North Kennedy Agyapong can spell doom
for the country.
She told a section of journalists in Accra,
Saturday, that some radio stations in the
hinterland have edited and are replaying the
“irresponsible and reckless” statement, couched it
in a suitable manner for them just to whip up
She has therefore petitioned the National Media
Commission (NMC) and the National Security to
ensure that radio stations stop airing the
potentially explosive statement, and hoped this
would nip in the bud, the ethnocentric sentiments
in some remotes part of the country from
escalating into something else.
Before petitioning the two bodies on Saturday, the
Dormaa Hemaa said what Ken Agyapong said should be
taken as the usual political rhetoric, saying it
was not representative of what the people of
Ashanti stood for.
“If we believe the statement can cause genocide,
and since it has not caused the genocide yet, we
should stop playing it,” she remarked, “enough is
Nana Frimpomaa pointed out that persons who repeat
what has largely been described as divisive words
by Ken Agyapong, for whatever purpose, “does not
have the interest of the country at heart”.
She told Myjoyonline.com that the first step for
the radio and TV stations to restrain such
inflammatory statements on the airwaves is by
using delay broadcast.
“Delay broadcast is the best way to go for Ghana
now,” she maintained.
Reaffirming that peace is as a result of justice,
the Queenmother of Dormaa Traditional Area called
on civil society organisations to be objective in
their work and condemn any unfortunate statement
or action irrespective of where it is coming from.
Source - MyjoyOnline
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