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JOY FM suspends Kojo Yankson

The Multimedia Broadcasting Company Limited,
owners of Accra-based JOY FM has suspended
its morning show host Kojo Yankson,
enewsgh.com can say.
This website can additionally report that the
suspension takes effect June 27 and it is without
pay. Mr Yankson is expected back on air July
17.
The decision was reached by management as a
punitive measure for what they say was his
“conduct on the Super Morning Show on
Thursday June 23, 2016 which was not in the
best interest of the company – its reputation and
audience.”
In a June 23 incident, Mr. Yankson is said to
have attacked the person of Ghana’s president
John Mahama in a manner that got him
apologizing – subsequently.
In a Facebook post hours after the supposed
gaffe, he said:
“This morning in the handover with Pastor Ato
before the start of the Super Morning Show, I
made a joke that has received some attention on
social media.
“In referring to the recent media attention over
the President riding a motorcycle, receiving a
car, and owning a gun, I joked that armed
robbers could also get media attention for
similar reasons.
“Some Ghanaians have taken offence to this
comment, and this is entirely my fault. As a
communicator, I ought to understand that
people react differently to information, and jokes
about any divisive issue – even when told
without malice – will not go down well with
everyone.
“For this reason, I would like to apologise
without reservation to any of our listeners –
including the President himself – who may have
found my joke distasteful. My comments were
not aimed at offending any of you, and it makes
me so sad that i have unintentionally done so.
“I would not be where I am today if I was
incapable of learning from my mistakes, and this
morning’s joke was a mistake. I have learnt
from it. This experience will make me better, and
that’s good for all of us.
“I will repeat this apology on air tomorrow
morning at 05:50am, just before the start of the
Super Morning Show.
“Thank you all for your tolerance and
understanding.”

Credit : enewsgh

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