President Mahama Orders National Media Commission to Ban Telenovelas in Ghana to Help Promote Local Content
For the first time in a long time, we think John Dramani Mahama has waken up from his long sleep—and we seem not to only agree with the decree he has issued, but we feel he needs to be hailed for it.
TV stations in Ghana have literally collapsed the local film industry, by cutting patronage of locally produced content and have since been downloading telenovelas from online, which they show—to the delight of their viewers.
Now, the TV stations, started by Adom TV have placed Twi voice overs on these telenovelas so to reach a large percentage of Ghanaians—and everyone has been watching it, including the president’s wife, one of the reasons why he’s upset and wants to end the growing ridiculousness.
Per a facebook post by the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts-Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, President Mahama has tasked the National Media Commission and her ministry to quickly implement a directive, to ensure that these telenovelas are off the airwaves.
This comes just a few days after UTV announced that it will start airing a new telenovelas, Simple Maria, with twi voice over—just like Kumkum Bhagya.