February 20, 2020

Leadership of this year’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) planning committee met members of the Parliamentary Press Corps (PPC) to outline measures they had put in place to ensure a successful address by President Nana Akufo-Addo on Thursday 20th February 2020.

First Deputy Majority whip Moses Anim represented the Majority side as Benson Tongo Baba represented the Minority side on the Committee, with the briefing moderated by the Director of Public Affairs, Mrs. Kate Addo.

Mr. Moses Anim commended the media for the work they perform by taking the event of SONA to the door steps of Ghanaians and further explained that there is not enough space in the House and the media would have to manage well the small space allotted to them.

He further revealed that the media houses should take a second look at how they approach members when they want interview just after the Presidents delivery because there has been complains of harassment for interview by some MPs.

“We want to avoid unnecessary confrontations that would lead to misunderstanding where journalists would think he or she is not being treated well and allow to work, we want to you to work with the Director of Public Affairs”.

Again, wherever the President or his Vice goes, the National Security takes full charge of the environment, “we are trying to alert you to avoid any confrontation”.

On the issue of rubbish generated after SONA by the media who have their stands at the entrance leading to the main chamber, Mr. Anim noted that dust bins would be provided.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com