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Telenovelas and Soap Operas affecting Ghana’s GDP

The Member of Parliament for Hemang Lower Denkyira, Bright Wireko-Brobby has today, 28th July 2017, petitioned parliament to ignite the fight against telenovelas in the country.

According to the deputy minister of employment and labour relations, such programs on our television sets, especially during week days, attracts the attention of workers in various institutions, hence affecting productivity.

‘‘In the markets and on the streets, traders move away from their stores to the closest possible places to watch telenovelas.

‘‘Virtually, all the private commercial television stations have ridden on the back of such contents to expand their markets and popularize their channel. Students who are supposed to be working on their assignments sometimes look for the nearest television sets to sit by. Office workers will sometimes leave the workplace early enough just to be home by the time these telenovelas start. Nurses endanger the lives of patients just because they want to watch their favorite telenovela.

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‘‘As the deputy minister of employment and labour relations I am concerned that this is negatively affecting productivity and our GDP as a nation,’’ he stressed.

Foreign Affairs minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, was also present at parliament to answer question on the Guantanamo detainees that were allowed into the country by former president Mahama.

Shirley Ayorko Botchwey

Nana Boakye Gad


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