The Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, has lauded the Ghanaian media for supporting Parliament in educating and informing the citizenry on the activities of the legislature.
Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu gave the commendation while addressing the Parliamentary Press Corps at a media encounter with the leadership of Parliament.
The Member of Parliament for Suame explained that the media, through their informative processes, are able to help Parliament attract the inputs from the general public to enrich the conduct of business in the House.
The event, which was on theme “Brining Parliament closer to the Media: The Role of the Parliamentary Press Corps,” forms part of the efforts to ensure that Parliament engages regularly with members of the Parliamentary Press Corps as key stakeholders in reaching the citizenry.
The event, sponsored by Star Ghana, also forms part of Parliament and Star Ghana’s ongoing collaborative programme.
He said parliaments all over the world require the services of the media to let their voices be heard by the people.
Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu also disclosed that the current session of the house would have 35 bills for presentations within eight weeks of sitting.
The Majority Leader explained that because of the tight schedule of the House, it would have to prioritise the list of urgent bills brought before the legislature.
Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, the ranking member on constitutional and legal affairs, who represented the Minority Leader, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, also commended the media for “shining the light on the ignorance of darkness.”
He said, given the opportunity, the media should be able to assess the performance of Parliament as well as the output of the lawmakers.