Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin says he is worried that telenovelas may soon ruin the culture of the country.
Speaking at the book launch of “Trip from the village to Parliament and Beyond, a book written by former Deputy Speaker Ken Dzirasah, Bagbin bemoaned the negative influence of telenovelas on the Ghanaian culture.
According to him, telenovelas are gradually corrupting Ghanaian women, and has personally asked some of them to stop watching telenovelas.
“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,” he said.