What is parliamentary press corpse?
A Parliamentary Press Corps refers to an association of journalists who sit in the press gallery and report the proceedings of the Parliament of Ghana to the media. The parliamentary press corps was instituted in the fourth republic. The executive of the Parliamentary Press Corps is made up of a seven-member leadership team, which is headed by the dean of the corps.
A look at the role of the parliamentary press corps
The corps are the world’s first information vehicles dedicated to the proceedings of parliament. The Speaker of the House of Legislature lamented the attitude of some media outlets that change their parliamentary correspondents as frequently as they change their panties.
Mr. Bagbin noted that this does not augur well for them to perform the role expected of them. He said there is a need for periodic training for the parliamentary press corps for them to appraise themselves of the standing orders that guide the proceedings of the house.
The new Parliamentary press corpse executives
The honorable Bagbin stated this during the inauguration of the new executive of the parliamentary press corps. The new executive of the press corps includes: Simon Agianab, Dean; Stephen Odoi-Larbi, Vice Dean; Kwaku Sakyi-Danso, Secretary; Francis Ekow Annan, Vice Secretary; Ibrahim Alhassan, Organizer; Yasmeen Abubakar Tetteh, Treasurer; and Deborah Dzivenu, Executive Member are the new executive members. Mr. Bagbin, who commissioned the press corps center a month ago, stated,
“It has always been my hope that the press corps work under a more conducive atmosphere due to the enormous efforts you put into your work and your critical role as a link between Parliament and the citizenry.” He encouraged the leadership of the press corps to lead their members well, noting that trust should be the hallmark of every leader. He added that they should not make promises that they cannot fulfill as it has the potency of eroding the trust their members have in them.