The National Media Commission has cautioned fifteen television stations against telecasting inappropriate content. NMC stressed that if the stations did not immediately correct their actions, there would be dire repercussions.
The public and other institutions filed complaints against these TV stations for airing content that go against media ethics, Ghanaian cultural norms, traditions, and standards. These TV stations include; Asomafo TV, Adwenpa TV, Eagle TV, Best TV, Energy TV, Diamond TV, X TV, Asomdwie TV, Funny TV, Advice TV, Big TV, Passion TV, Nkabom TV, Seekers TV, and Elephant TV.
The NMC said in a statement on Thursday that their decision to caution these stations were preceded by talks and cooperative efforts between the NCA and the NMC to find and fix content-related issues. Out of the 318 incidents that were reported, 224 involved money-doubling, 83 involved money rituals, 24 involved fictitious lotteries, 18 involved occult practices, and 13 involved pornography. Fraudulent attempts to extract money and fake loan schemes were also subject of additional complaints.
The NMC sternly warned the aforementioned TV stations to heed to the caution stressing the serious repercussions of non-compliance. The commission promised to notify the public should they make a decision about the TV stations in question.