NPPThe opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has emerged the worst culprit in the use of indecent language on radio – according to the second monitoring report by the Media Foundation for West Africa.

The NPP scored the highest on the media think tank’s intemperate barometer where a total of 22 NPP officials and supporters monitored over a week were found to have used insulting and offensive words, provocative statements and remarks calling for confrontation and violence.

A total of 29 indecent expressions were recorded on 15 radio stations from April 8 to 14. The expressions range from inappropriate language, insults to remarks calling for confrontation and violence.

Following the NPP as worst culprits are the National Democratic Congress, with the spoils split at 50+ percent for the NPP and 32 percent for the NDC. While the report cites the radio stations on whose platforms the provocative remarks were made, Deputy Executive Director at the MFWA, Sulemana Braimah urged the radio stations to insist on the use of decent language on their platforms.

NPP Communications Director, Nana Akomea, said the party takes the report in good faith and believed that the Media Foundation for West Africa is an organization with integrity and working in good faith.

“We also notice that this is a weekly report and this is a one week period covering 8th to 14th April and it comes out that a lot of our supporters or our communicators have used language that have been classified as inappropriate by the report.”

Asked if the report would change anything with the NPP’s communications, Nana Akomea said the party will examine the cited instances and bring them to the attention of the communicator to ensure effective communication of intent without the use of the inappropriate words.


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