Parliamentary staff end forum on research , information

Ms Kate Addo

Ms Kate Addo

A five-day Inter-Departmental Research and Information Group forum for Parliamentary staff has ended in Accra.

It was on the theme “25 years of Parliamentary democracy in Ghana: The role of research and information” and aimed to build the capacity of the participants to properly manage information and research for posterity.

It brought together Committee Clerks and staff of the legislative arm of government, Members of Parliament (MPs), allied institutions and the general public.

At the closing ceremony on Friday, the Deputy Clerk of Parliament, Mr Ebenezer .A. Djietror, said the work of the Parliamentary staff would determine the quality of Parliament.

Mr Djietror called on clerks to the various committees in the House not to be appendages but rather procedural advisors.

According to him, Parliament could only function effectively if the staff lived up to expectation adding that scrutiny is one of the key functions when it comes to an effective Parliament.

Ms  Kate Addo,  Director of Public Affairs, for her part,  stated that there was the need to employ communication tools to curb the misinformation about Parliament.

‘’The character of Public Affairs of information dissemination has changed totally not just in our Parliament but the world over’’,  she added.

Nana Birinkrang, the Dean of Parliamentary Press Corps, said the role of the association, was to inform the general public of activities of Parliament.

He advised journalists to avoid misinforming the general public on activities of government.

BY ANGELA KWAKYE

 

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