The Multimedia Group, operators of Joy FM has apologised to New Patriotic Party (NPP) and two of its representatives who were refused participation in the radio station’s news analysis show, Newsfile, on Saturday.
The NPP had submitted the names of Henry Nana Boakye, Deputy Executive Director of the National Service Scheme and Eric Amoako Twum, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Export Promotion Authority, who are members of its national communications team.
However the host of the show Samson Lardi Ayenini had stated that the NPP had no representation on the day’s show because the two gentlemen who had been nominated by the party to represent it did not meet the show’s standards.
But, the Multimedia Group claims the pronouncement by Mr Anyenini was not intended to denigrate the two individuals nominated by the NPP to represent it on the show.
Below is the full statement:
This comment by the host of Newsfile seems to have hurt many people and has generated a controversy.
The intention was not to denigrate the person of those who the NPP chose to represent it on Newsfile yesterday.
The decision on who appears on any of our shows rests with the editorial team and we would stand by those decisions.
However, we apologise unreservedly for the use of words that suggest that the two gentlemen are not up to the standard.