upper-west1National Chairman of the People’s National Convention (PNC) Bernard Mornah has condemned what he says is the Media’s penchant for bad news.
According to him, the posturing of the local media makes it appear as though they are always waiting for something bad to befall the nation.

His comments come on the back of the media’s characterization of the factions involved in the Kumasi Old Tafo cemetery clashes. In his view, the branding of the agitating youth in the feud as Muslim youth could have heightened the tensions and attracted others tilted towards the religion to join in the clashes.

“There was no need to call the youth Muslim youth. It was needless, it made it appear as though the Muslim youth were fighting the traditional authorities; if such things are said then any Muslim who doesn’t want Islam to be defeated could just rush there and join to defend the religion.

“In the same vein, when Ebola broke out, you listened to media reportage and you get the impression that the Media just wanted the disease here. Sometimes after a false alarm on the disease, they will report that Ebola is not here yet here and I keep asking myself do they really want the disease to be registered in Ghana,” Mornah wondered on Radio Gold’s ‘Alhaji and Alhaji’ Saturday.

Mornah also criticized the National Peace Council for not attending to every other community tensions in the country with speed like they did with the situation in Kumasi.

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