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Chairman Wontumi Is The Most Abusive Politician On Radio According To Survey



The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako, popularly known as Chairman Wontumi, has been mentioned as the most verbally abusive personality on radio.

This is according to a report by the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA). The report captures MFWA’s monitoring of language usage on public radio in Ghana for the month of August 2020.

In the report, the NPP, and Kumasi-based Wontumi Radio recorded the highest number of incidents of indecent expression.

A total of 1,019 radio programmes were monitored on 15 selected radio stations across the country Over the monitoring period (August 1-31).

The programmes included news bulletins and political/current affairs discussions aired on 15 radio stations.

A total of 99 indecent expressions made by 34 individuals were recorded within the period.

The 99 indecent expressions are made up of insulting and offensive comments, unsubstantiated allegations, threats, provocative remarks and expressions or comments promoting divisiveness.

The 34 individuals who made indecent expressions featured on radio programmes as hosts, discussants, panellists, interviewees or callers.

For the NPP, it recorded 50 indecent expressions, followed by the NDC with (9), the PPP (3) and the GCPP (2).

Other personalities who have been named for similar acts are Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, MP for Assin Central, and Mugabe Maase, host of Power FM’s Inside Politics.

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