Former General Secretary of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, also known as Sir John; a communication member of the same party, Mr Hopeson Adorye; and Deputy Coordinator of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Mr Joseph Yamin, have topped the list of politicians who used abusive language on radio, the Media Foundation for West Africa has reported in its latest language monitoring report in which seven persons were named as top users of abusive language on the airwaves.
The latest report, according to MFWA, is based on monitoring of 972 programmes on 40 radio stations across the country for the period of May 16-31, 2016.
In all, 58 indecent expressions were recorded on 17 out of the 40 radio stations monitored.
On top of the list of users of abusive language during the reporting period is Hopeson Adorye, with a total of six indecent expressions. Sharing the second spot in the “unenviable list of users of abusive campaign language” are, Charles Owusu, a member of the Progressive People’s Party’s (PPP) communication team and the governing National Democratic Congress’ Joseph Yamin, who is former Deputy Minister. They used four indecent expressions each.
The next was Sir John who shared the spot with Daasebre Dwamena, a presenter on Kumasi-based Ashh FM; Yaw Adomako Baafi, Deputy Communications Director of the NPP; and Ernest Owusu Bempah, Communications Director of the National Democratic Party (NDP). Each of them was cited for three indecent expressions.
As far as radio stations on which indecent expressions were used are concerned, the top four are Accra-based Okay FM (12), Oman FM (11), Happy FM (7) and Kumasi-based Ashh FM (5).
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