March 11, 2024

Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament Rt. Hon Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin has noted that for democracy to thrive it does not need a timid society as dictators exist all over the world hence the need for citizens to stand up against dictators collectively.

According to him multiparty democracy needs to be strengthened and as Ghanaians we need to ensure democracy flourish and should be our guide.

He made this remarks over the weekend when Parliament organized a two-day workshop for members of the Parliamentary Press Corps (PPC) on the new revised standing orders.

“Our democracy has come to stay and the media needs to help entrench as well as the legislature for democracy to be our culture as a country”, he pointed out in his remarks.

The Rt. Hon Speaker further pointed out that democracy cannot thrive in a society that is ignorant and that should not be part of our democratic journey; and expressed joy over the willingness of the media to assist on this journey.

He gave the assurance that there would be more training opportunities for the media in Ghana’s Parliament going forward and wanted the employee of journalists in Parliament House to know that, the work they do in the House takes them beyond their employees. “You are essential partners of what we do in Parliament, we are by law to put at your disposal logistics and facilities for you to do your work well”, he stated.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/