Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akomea has commended President John Dramani Mahama for meeting the press on Tuesday.
Speaking on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo, Nana Akomea said the Presidential welcome of the press into the Flagstaff House is a major boost to Ghana’s democracy.
He stated that the erstwhile Rawlings government failed to meet up with journalists in the country for them to question his administration.
“But the Kufour government pioneered the move and ensured that media practitioners had a say in the ruling of the State,” he noted.
Ex-President Kufour would engage the press as a part of his government’s initiatives to foster democracy in the country.
Nana Akomea also alluded to the late President Mills’ administration which also replicated the move by his predecessor and engaged the media in various consultations.
The NPP Communications Director was glad that President John Mahama has kept the tradition going on and on Tuesday invited the media into the Flagstaff House in press briefing.