Gaston Komba is seeking ways to ameliorate coverage during March session.
Gaston Komba, the Secretary General (SG) of the Cameroon’s National Assembly (NA) on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 met media minds of the private press to frankly talk on how to ameliorate coverage during the March Session. The SG opened the discussion by appreciating the private media for a wonderful coverage during the November session and later seeked ways for the best coverage this time.
Elvis Ngwe of LTM while appreciating the excellent work done by the communication department of the National Assembly, frowned that, some journalists who have no media organ, always have their names on the presence lists without any prove of their output and at the end, are equally rewarded. He suggested to the SG and his team to render equal treatment to all journalists without any exception. He again purported that, the minibuses should be made available to enable movement of journalists without cars.
According to Steve Ojong, the publisher of the Median Newspaper, the SG within the short period in office, have recognized the important roles played by men and women of the private press. Epolite Njaga of satellite FM and Guy Zogo, on their parts complained of logistics difficulties and poor sound quality during the last session and proposed that speakers should be placed in the journalists box to enable them clearly follow up without any qualms. The issue of protocol rudeness and non respect of the journalists surfaced this time.
Serge Edzou, the Magic FM journalist, begged the workers of the communication department of the NA to always make documents available to journalists. I think, there is lack of cordination between the parliamentary networks of the NA and the communication department of the same house since they work differently especially when the networks have activities. Images should be included in the website of the NA, the STV journalist added.
Gaston Komba after listening to all the complains, promised to solve the problems before the opening of the March session scheduled on the 11th of this month.
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By Takang Bisong