The Film Classification Committee in Ghana has reacted to a p0rnographic content shown on Prophet One TV.
In a statement sighted by KwasiAboagyeLive.com, the committee indicated that it was inappropriate for a free to air station to show such content.
Due to this, the National Film Authority has given the management of Prophet One TV up to 10th September 2021 to provide the documents for its in-house content including the p0rnographic content shown.
Read the full statement below:
“The Film Classification Committee (FCC) of the National Film Authority has sighted p0rnographic content being shown on Prophet One TV.
“In this content, Ebenezer Adarkwa-Yiadom also known as Prophet Opambour played a TV host recounting a se*ual incident between a fetish priest (male) and a woman purported to be his client.
“This content depicts patently lewd sensual scenes perceived by the FCC as inappropriate for free to air television,” part of the statement signed by the Chairman of the Film Classification Committee, Socrate Safo, read.
The statement added: “The FCC has publicly announced that all audiovisual content must be classified before exhibition. In furtherance to this, all broadcasting channels have been directed to classify in-house content according to the film classification criteria given.
“The FCC is requesting the management of Prophet One TV to provide the National Film Authority with the classification documents for all its in-house content including the p0rnographic content shown, by close of day on 10th September 2021.
“Kindly note that anyone who fails to comply with the film classification rules shall be subject to the Offences and Penalties in Section 27 and Forfeiture of Equipment in Section 28 of the Development and Classification of Film Act 935.”