The management of Power FM, a subsidiary of Authentic Media Company Limited, has been urged by the National Media Commission (NMC) to apologize to Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia’s wife, Hajia Samira Bawumia.
According to a letter from George Sarpong, the NMC’s Executive Secretary, Power FM has until November 11, 2023, to extend its apology to Samira Bawumia and the Fulani community as a whole.
“On Wednesday November 1, 2023, you allowed your station, Power FM, to be used as the medium for gender-based insult on H.E Hajia Samira Bawumia in a perverted and debased broadcast that also sought to denigrate the entire Fulani Community in Ghana and incite ethnic tension.’’
“Such behavior has no place in our search for national cohesion, peace and development,’’ parts of the letter sighted by 1Family Radio read.
“Your presenter’s phoney protestation was unprofessional and deceitfully calculated to egg the commentator on. Instead of being a moderator, your presenter became a cheerleader for obscenity.’’
“We ask you to apologize to H.E Hajia Samira Bawumia and the Fulani Community. We additionally ask that you apologize to the Ghanaians public whose sensibilities you breached by that broadcast and present evidence of same to the xcommsioon before November 11, 2023, after which date you may hear further from the commission,’’ the commission added.