February 10, 2011

The Member of Parliament for Mfantseman West, Aquinas Quansah, has called for the formation of a committee among stakeholders to scrutinize contents on bill boards across the country.

According to the MP, the absence of such a committee has resulted in some advertisers putting out certain messages on bill boards which could be described as very problematic.

His comments comes in the wake of huge bill boards erected across the country by a religious organization, Family Radio predicting that Saturday May 21 2011, will be judgment day when the world will come to an end, with Jesus Christ returning to the earth to complete the judgment process began after creation when man(Adam) first sinned against God.

There have been similar claims and prophecies about the end time in the past some of them leading to catastrophic consequences.

The most recent of them was in 2000 when more than 500 members of a Ugandan cult, acting on a prophecy by their leader on the destruction of the world that year, locked themselves up in the church and after singing for some hours set the small wooden building ablaze killing all of them leaving the charred bodies which was retrieved by authorities.

Speaking to ghanamps.gov.gh, the Member of Parliament for Mfantseman West, Aquinas Quansah who has communication background condemned such unguarded bill boards which have the potential of creating fear and panic among section of the public.

He noted that it is in the interest of the country to have the various District Assemblies and the Advertisers Association of Ghana to settle their differences, and further constitute a commitee to censure art works on bill boards before they are finally erected along the streets.

Story by :Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov.gh