The National Media Commission has declared that they do not have the power to ban spiritualists from operating or advertising their works on Tv.
There had been various news items on portals and other social media platforms which indicated that effective Friday 1st May 2020, the national media commission will issue a ban on mallams and fetish priests not to broadcast or advertise their work on television.
The reports, which were mainly attributed to Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the Information Minister, went on to say that the office of the president had written a letter to the National Media Commission to issue this ban.
However, clarifying the position of the National Media Commission on the purported ban, Mr Boadu Ayeboafo, the Chairman of the NMC says the commission has no plans to ban fetish priest or mallams from advertising or live broadcasting their works on a television station.
‘’ The commission doesn’t have any legal backing to ban, what we do is when an issue is brought before us we mediate and call on the guilty party to either render an apology or bow to the other party, this is what we have been doing’’, he reiterated.
He further disclosed that official communiqué to refute this false reportage will be issued in due course by the executive secretary of the commission.