PRESIDENT SAYS GHANA WILL REGULATE SOCIAL MEDIA TO WEED OUT INDECENT CONTENT

ACCRA, The Ghanaian government will institute regulations to guide and weed out indecent content from social media platforms, says President Nana Akufo-Addo.

Regulating indecent communication is essential and can help control content posted on social media, while also avoiding denigrating Ghanaian societal norms and values, he says, while noting that this will instill some level of sanity and decency in the way information is disseminated with the advent of social media and technology.

The president said this when he paid a courtesy call on Osagyefo Oseadeyo Agyemang Badu II, the Paramount Chief of the Dormaa Traditional Area Thursday, the final day of a two-day working visit to Brong-Ahafo Region (Province) in central Ghana.

He was responding to a remark by the Omanhene to the effect that many Ghanaians were deliberately employing social media to indiscriminately and unreservedly malign, castigate, abuse and destroy the hard-won reputation of some highly respected and prominent personalities in the country.

President Akuffo-Addo expressed his government’s readiness to co-operate and work with the country’s traditional rulers irrespective of their political, ethnic and religious inclinations.

He reiterated his government’s commitment and resolve to fight the galamsey (illegal artisinal miners) menace and called for a concerted effort towards the total elimination of such illegal mining practices, noting that it was extremely crucial and vital to safeguard and preserve the country’s natural resources and environment for posterity.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK