Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament, Alban Bagbin has intimated that the constant watching of telenovelas by Ghanaian women has and is, doing more harm than good to their morals.
According to him, telenovelas are alien to Ghana’s culture and the things they portray are just opposite to the Ghanaians’ way of life thus women who find time to watch are doing so at the peril of their morals.
Speaking at a book launch, Alban Bagbin did not mince words when he said he believes the constant watching of telenovelas has given a new identity to wives which, in turn, is destroying several marriages and homes. He called for a shift.
“The telenovelas of today on our television sets are figments of imaginations, from the cultures they originated from which have developed into storylines. Very often they have no bearings on our culture.
“These become storylines that captivate us to the extent that we are not prepared to miss one episode…my concern here today is about the content and the lessons we pick from them. It is about the content and its impact on us.”
“These days I have been talking to a lot of women to stop watching those telenovelas because they are corrupting them to the extent that their husbands may no longer know them,” the former Nadowli-Kaleo MP said.