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Calls for Parliament, Judiciary to emulate periodic media engagement

Two experts have called on the Legislature and Judiciary to render an account of their performance to the public through the media, just like the Executive has been doing.

Dr. Eric Oduro-Osae, the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at the Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS), says Ghana’s democratic dispensation would achieve significant gains if the other two arms of government meet the media periodically to discuss issues pertaining to their constitutional mandates.

“I think it is a conversation that we need to start having as a nation because Parliament is made up of Parliamentarians, and it is true that they represent various constituencies, [but] whether or not they will account to them [public] at the various constituencies is another matter.

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“Nationally we should have a way of getting Parliament to account to us for what they have been able to do in terms of passage of laws, in terms holding other arms of government by way of checks and balances in the governance arena,” he said.

The respected political analyst was speaking Tuesday on current affairs programme, PM Express, on the Joy News channel on Multi TV.

The programme focused discussions on President Nana Akufo-Addo’s first media encounter with selected journalists and civil society groups at the Flagstaff House on Tuesday.

The Presidency organised the event to mark the Akufo-Addo-led six months old government.

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Source: myjoyonline.com

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