February 11, 2019
Parliament is in talks with the national broadcaster over its early plans over the years to establish a television station that would broadcast live proceedings on the floor of the House.

In an interview with Acting Director of Public Affairs Kate Addo, as to what had happened to the early deal of the House establishing a TV Station, she pointed out that a lot had happened over the years.

“Obviously thing have happened, there has been a lot of changes in the broadcasting environment to the extent that most of the platforms are now digital we are rekindling the conversation”

She further pointed out that in the last session that the Ghana Broadcasting Cooperation (GBC) was approached and asked if the line could be re-activated, “we have rested on that right for a while”,  and Parliament is working to ensure that we have sometime dedicated to Parliamentary business.

“We have been assured that, should there be the need, we would be allocated five to six hours on GTV Govern to enable us broadcast proceedings live from the chamber and other programs”.

Madam Kate Addo also revealed that 2019 Parliament wants to Present the House to the public in their own words, hence the reason why they had started a program on Home Base Television, Mondays where officials from Public Affairs host it.

“We do this without the mediation of a presenter or journalist, so that we can talk to the citizenry on how Parliament functions and working hard to reach Ghanaians”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com