The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has voiced its dissatisfaction with Kennedy Agyapong, Member of Parliament for Assin Central, over his attack on journalist Erastus Asare Donkor of Luv FM.
The organization claimed in a press statement dated Tuesday, July 13, 2021, that the MP’s comments amounts to an attack on journalistic freedom.
During an interview on Net 2 on July 9, 2021, Kennedy Agyapong asked for Donkor to be physically assaulted. The legislator made the remarks during the testimony of a Luv FM reporter before the Committee investigating the Ejura massacre.
“We find the MP’s comments inflammatory and reckless, liable to put the life of the reporter of the Kumasi-based radio station in danger. It is therefore a frontal attack on press freedom,” reads part of the statement.
“The MFWA condemns the attack on the journalist and the attempt to incite the public against him. We call on the Police to take note of the dangerous pronouncements and the threat that it portends for the journalist’s life.”