During yesterday’s New Day morning broadcast on TV3, there were a slew of coordinated strikes. Although TV3 has a large audience, the Big Issues section of the New Day show rarely receives more than 1000 comments. Well, yesterday, the comments poured in just because a panelist was brought in who many perceived to be political.
Yesterday, Kwabena Bomfe, commonly known as Kabila, the editor of the National Forum, joined Johnnie Hughes. Kwabena usually announces himself as a neutral and is forced to engage in banter with members of the NDC and NPP. Unfortunately, he was the sole panelist on the program yesterday. Johnnie inquired as to whether press freedom had deteriorated. Kwabena Bomfe, for one, rejected any type of press restriction.
He said that the Akufo-Addo administration has witnessed the highest level of journalistic freedom.
Kwabena Bomfe also questioned the rating agency’s reasoning and approach for placing Ghana in 60th place. According to him, the United States has press restrictions and irregularities, but the agency failed to notice this and instead opted to rate Ghana poorly.
These remarks, however, did not sit well with the watching audience, who demanded that TV3 not allow Kabila back to their station since he is an NPP propagandist appearing as a neutral and deceiving Ghanaians. Take a look at some of the feedback.