The airwaves at Wontumi Multimedia stirred controversy as Lawyer Maurice Ampaw, one of their show hosts, directed derogatory remarks towards traditional rulers. This action put the media organization at odds with the Kumasi Traditional Council, resulting in a summon to Chairman Wontumi, the CEO of Wontumi Multimedia.
The Kumasi Traditional Council demanded an explanation for the disrespectful use of air time during Lawyer Ampaw’s show. The Council ordered Chairman Wontumi, Maurice Ampaw, and the media house’s management to appear and provide answers.
In anticipation of their upcoming visit to the Manhyia Palace on January 29, Wontumi Multimedia’s General Manager, Kofi Adjei, issued an unqualified apology to the authorities. During a broadcast on Monday evening, Mr. Adjei expressed regret, acknowledging that Lawyer Ampaw’s speech against traditional authorities at the Manhyia Palace was wrong.
“We are here to apologize. Management of the media house will go to the Palace, but ahead of that, we want to use this channel to render an unqualified apology. We are on our knees. We plead that the traditional authorities forgive us,” Mr. Adjei said.
Highlighting the importance of respecting authorities, he emphasized that the media house could never use its platform to disrespect them. Acknowledging their relationship with the Manhyia Palace, Mr. Adjei expressed remorse and sought forgiveness as they navigate the aftermath of the controversy.