The Parliamentary Press Corps are expected to meet today February 27, 2020, over the Speaker of Parliament Prof. Mike Ocquaye's threats to label journalists as unwanted guests.
This meeting will decide their next line of action after they were given a warning.
The Speaker on Wednesday summoned the Dean of the Parliamentary Press Corps and the Director of Public Affairs of Parliament over the conduct of journalists at Tuesday’s sitting.
The summon followed a complaint from the Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu to the effect that journalists abandoned proceedings in the House and gave audience to the Member of Parliament for Ellembele, Emmanuel Armah Buah who had concerns about the Energy Sector component of the State of the Nation Address.
But Dean of the Parliamentary Press Corps, Nana Agyeman Tenkorang who was unhappy about the Speaker’s directive said, today’s meeting will among other things find a lasting solution the matter at hand.
Speaker's decision not to gag journalists
Public Affairs Director of Parliament, Kate Addo said the decision of Speaker is not to gag journalists in their work in the House.
Kate Addo said that the main issue is to find common grounds on how journalists are to operate in Parliament.