The Member of Parliament (MP) for Agona East in the Central Region, ObaatanpaQueenster Pokuah Sawyerr has challenged the media in Ghana to set aside seven days to discuss non-political issues.
These seven days, the Legislator said should be used to discuss “only issues concerning development in the country.”
“I will challenge the media to try to discuss more developmental issues than politics. In fact, I am challenging you to set at least seven days apart and discuss just developmental issues…no politics on those days…,” the MP said.
According to her, this will go a long way to ensure that issues concerning development is brought to fore and tackled.
Pokuah Sawyerr threw the challenge while congratulating the media on the occasion of the World Freedom Day.
“On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, I say kudos, you deserve more than a pat on the back,” she added.
The 2018 edition of the World Press Freedom Day is being held in Ghana.
The occasion will be used to acknowledge the work and contributions of the media to development across the globe.
The efforts notwithstanding, Queenster Sawyerr believes the media can do more for the more if it focuses on developmental Journalism.
The Agona East MP is noted for addressing issues concerning development in her constituency.
She has so far embarked on various philanthropic assistance to the needy in her constituency