Politics of Monday, 5 November 2012
Mr. Joe Baidoe-Ansah, Member of Parliament (MP) for Effia-Kwesimintsim, at the weekend advised journalists not to lose sight of their noble role in the country’s democratic process.
He gave the advice during an encounter with journalists at Anaji near Takoradi.
Mr. Baidoe-Ansah said journalists should be alerted to their responsibilities and role towards nurturing of the country’s democracy into maturity.
“Journalists should be alive to their “Gatekeeping” responsibilities to keep politicians and public officers on their toes”, he said.
Mr. Baidoe-Ansah said, “Politicians and public officers should know what was going wrong in the society and journalists should keep them informed in order to maintain and protect what the country has”.
He urged journalists not to allow anybody to dent their reputation as professionals.
Mr. Baidoe-Ansah announced his intention to contest the Parliamentary Seat for the newly created Kwesimintsim Constituency.