MP calls for legislation to check abuse of social media

Bamboi MP
MP for Bole Bamboe, Yussif Sulemana

 Member of Parliament for Bole-Bamboi, Yussif Sulemana says there is a need for some legislation to be put in place so as to deter people especially the youth from abusing the use of social media in the country.

The legislator is of the fact that social media and therefore technology is a means of development and therefore it usage should not be abused.

In an interview with APT NEWS to mark the celebration of world radio day, the Bole-Bamboi legislator said it is about time comments made by people on all social media platforms are held responsible as this will serve as a deterrent to others.

The NDC MP also appreciated the efforts of journalists all over the world in their efforts to help in development and therefore stressed on the need for journalists to be cautious in their gathering and presentation of information to the masses.

Yussif Sulemana noted that information given out to the public might cause crises and in some extent lead to wars. 

“It is obvious a radio station can bring war; a radio station can create problems for all of us; and so if you have the privilege to be a host or a radio presenter or whatever, you have a responsibility to ensure that your language is decorous, that you do not say anything because you can just say one thing and it will lead to chaos. We have seen it in other countries.”

Speaking on welfare and security of media men in the country the MP, admitted that it is not the best.  He therefore charged owners of media houses to ensure that benefits due journalists are given to them to enhance their lifestyle.

He also pleaded with the general public to desist from the kind of impunity meted out to media men in their field of work.

By: THERESA ADEZEWA AYITTEY

Publish on Apt

Do you have any Social, informational, educational or entertaining stuff that should be featured on www.aptnewsghana.com?

Please submit your stories, pictures, and videos to us via WhatsApp: +233548388489 or click on the icon on your screen. Alternatively, email us: aptnewsghana@gmail.com

RSS APO Group – Africa-Newsroom: latest news releases related to Africa

  • The African Energy Chamber Announces list of Africa's Top 25 Movers and Shakers for 2022 October 25, 2021
    The African Energy Chamber (AEC) (EnergyChamber.org) recently announced the launch of the highly anticipated ‘State of African Energy 2022’ outlook. Comprising an outline for Africa’s energy sector, the report provides reliable and actional information on Africa’s energy industry, emphasizing challenges and opportunities, and paving the way for an influx of investment in the continent’s lucrative […]
  • 'The State of African Energy 2022' Energy Chamber Launches its Highly Anticipated Annual Report October 25, 2021
    The African Energy Chamber (AEC) (EnergyChamber.org) has officially launched its highly anticipated 2022 outlook for the African energy sector. Dubbed ‘The State of African Energy 2022,’ the report provides a detailed understanding of the continent’s sector, introducing key insights and reliable and actionable information through the exploration of the forces shaping Africa’s energy industry. Representing […]
  • Ethiopia launches the first ever nOPV2 vaccination campaign alongside commemoration of World Polio Day October 25, 2021
    On 22 October 2021, Ethiopia launched a polio vaccination campaign with type 2 novel oral polio vaccine (nOPV2) targeting over 17 million under-five children aiming to end the circulation of vaccine-derived poliovirus. The campaign was officially launched by the Ministry of Health and polio partners in Hawassa, Sidama, alongside the commemoration of World Polio Day […]
  • Statement of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on the situation in Sudan October 25, 2021
    Download logoThe Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has learned with deep dismay of the serious development of the current situation in Sudan, which has resulted, among other things, in the arrest of Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdock and other civilian officials. The Chairperson calls for the immediate resumption of consultations between civilians […]
  • UN in Somalia welcomes holding of direct elections in three districts in Puntland October 25, 2021
    Download logoRepresentatives from the United Nations today visited Qardho in a show of solidarity with the people of Puntland as citizens participated in a ‘one person, one vote’ electoral process in three districts of the Federal Member State. The United Nations in Somalia believes that the successful completion of ‘one person, one vote’ elections in […]
  • Mauritius: UN expert assesses hazardous substances and wastes October 25, 2021
    Download logoThe UN Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights, Marcos Orellana, is undertaking an official visit to Mauritius from 22 to 29 October 2021 to assess the country’s human rights record in relation to hazardous substances and wastes. A key focus will be the causes and aftermath of the oil spill from the Japanese […]
  • UN chief condemns 'ongoing military coup' in Sudan October 25, 2021
    UN Secretary-General, António Guterres on Monday condemned the “ongoing military coup” in Sudan, saying Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and all other officials, “must be released immediately.”  Long-time ruler Omar al-Bashir was overthrown by the military following months of popular protest in April 2019, and a transitional government was set up comprising both military and civilian leadership, after a power-sharing agreement, that was due to lead to full […]
  • The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) Releases 5 Million for Humanitarian Assistance in Cameroon October 25, 2021
    Download logoThe Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator (USG/ERC), Martin Griffiths, approved the allocation of US$ 5 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support humanitarian assistance in Cameroon. The six projects funded by CERF will be implemented during the next 12 months by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Organization for […]
  • U.S. Embassy Cairo Supports American Arts in Forever is Now Exhibition at Giza Pyramids October 25, 2021
    The U.S. Embassy in Cairo is pleased to be the platinum sponsor of Art d’Egypte’s Forever is Now contemporary art exhibition at the Giza Pyramids, and to support the participation and original art works of contemporary American artists Gisela Colon and Sherin Guirguis.    The U.S. Embassy’s LE 3.5 million investment funded the travel of American curatorial director of the exhibition Simon Watson; the travel of Colon […]
  • South Africa concerned about developments in Sudan October 25, 2021
    Download logoSouth Africa is deeply concerned about the apparent ongoing coup and attempts to undermine Sudan’s political transition. We reject and condemn any attempt at an unconstitutional change of government. South Africa calls for the immediate and unconditional release of the Prime Minister, government officials and other politicians detained by security forces. We call on […]
About Editor 618 Articles
Joe Bright Nyarko Journalist/Communication Researcher. Environment & Sustainability Advocate. Managing Editor of aptnewsghana.com, a non-profit news portal with bias towards environment and sustainability issues, rural development policies and gender & inequality.