About ISD

The Information Services Department (ISD) is the principal Public Relations outfit of the Government both home and abroad. It was established as a small unit during the 1939-1945 war to provide information on the progress of the war.  
The Department is represented in all the ten (10) Regions and currently has 191 district offices.  ISD is headed by a Director who is assisted by five Divisional heads who also supervise various Sections and Units.

VISION
Establish a responsive two-way channel of communication between the government and the people to proactively and readily assist the government’s investment promotion and developmental programmes towards good governance.


MISSION

Creation of awareness of government policies, programmes and activities, promoting Ghana’s international marketing agenda, providing public relations support to other Ministries, Departments and Agencies and submitting feedback reports from the public to government.

FUNCTIONS

The following are ISD’s core functions:
• Dissemination of information on government policies, programmes and activities
• Collation and assessment of public reaction to government policies
• Provision of Public Relations support to the Presidency and MDAs
• Keeping Ghanaians abroad abreast of developments in the country   

ISD PROFILE
The Information Services Department is divided into five Divisions namely; Administration, Marketing, Operations, Publishing and Public Relations Coordination. These Divisions help the Department carry out its functions.
The Information Services Department provides numerous services, including provision of print media, such as posters, leaflets, magazines among others.  It provides press coverage for all state functions and MDAs. The Department also has a 120-seater conference hall facility which is used for both official and commercial purposes and mounts photo exhibitions for government and other organisations. The Department also produces documentaries and provides video coverage of major events for news and archival purposes. Events covered are posted onto the Government of Ghana portal (www.ghana.gov.gh).


The Department also provides Public Address Systems for events and undertakes street announcements.

 

Division

Functions

Sections/Units

Administration

 

Coordinates the activities of other

Divisions

Promotions/Recruitment, Estates, Budget/ Planning, Accounts, Library, Transport, Training and Supply

 

PR Co-ordination

 Provides PR support for Ministries Departments and Agencies

Media Liason, Foreign Desk, PR Coordination Secretariat

Marketing

 

Uses local, regional and international events to market Ghana

Markets the services and products of the Department to both public and private clients

Sales Outlets, Circulation office and Business/Client service.

 

Operations

Coordinates, supervises and monitors activities of Regional & District offices

Regional & District Coordination, Cinema & Exhibitions & Films

Publishing

 

Responsible for information  dissemination  through  print and electronic media

Editorial/Features, Photos, Printing, Design, Research & IT

Government Institutions

INSTITUTION

ADDRESS

CONTACT NUMBERS

National Petroleum Authority

  +233 302 766196

ELECTRICITY COMPANY OF GHANA:

 

+233 302 611611

FOOD AND DRUGS AUTHORITY:

P O Box CT 2783. , Cantonments Accra

+233 302 233200
+233 302 235100

FORESTRY COMMISSION:

P. O. Box MB 434 , Accra

+233 302 401210
+233 302 401216

GHANA CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY:

Private Mail Bag Kotoka International Airport , Accra Ghana

+233 302 776171

GHANA FREE ZONES BOARD:

P.O.box M626 Accra , Ghana

+233 302 780535
+233 302 785037
+233 24 2174534

GHANA INVESTMENT PROMOTION CENTER:

Post: P. O. Box M193 , Accra

+233 302 665125
+233 302 665126
+233 302 665127
+233 302 665128
+233 302 665129

GHANA LIBRARY AUTHORITY:

THORPE ROAD OFF HIGH STREET ACCRA, P. O. BOX GP 663 , Accra

+233 302 665083
+233 302 662795

GHANA MINING PORTAL:

 

+233 302 773053

GHANA NATIONAL FIRE SERVICE:

Box 4129 Accra , Ghana

+233 302 772446
+233 302 779637
+233 302 664937

GHANA POLICE SERVICE:

Box GP 116 Accra , Ghana

+233 302 761250
+233 302 773906

GHANA REVENUE AUTHORITY:

PMB,TUC, Post Office , Accra Ghana

+233 302 675701-10
+233 302 686106
+233 302 684363

GHANA STANDARDS AUTHORITY:

Ghana Standards Authority P.O. BOX MB 245 Accra , Ghana

+233 302 500231
+233 302 500065/6
+233 302 506992-6

GHANA TOURISM AUTHORITY:

No. 2, 2nd Av., South Ridge
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

+233-302-682601/8
+233-244-313653

MINERALS COMMISSION:

P. O. Box MB 434 , Accra

+233 302 773053

NATIONAL COMMUNICATION AUTHORITY :

1st Rangoon Close Switchback Road Cantonments, P. O. Box CT 1568 Cantonments , Accra

+233 302 776621
+233 302 771701

POLICY EVALUATION AND OVERSIGHT UNIT:

 

+233 302 933 099

THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT:

Post. P. O. Box M193 , Accra

+233 302 760171

VOLTA RIVER AUTHORITY:

Volta Region

+233 302 662 649
+233 302 662 639

     

LIST OF PUBLIC SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

NATIONAL COMMISSION ON CULTURE    
CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH INTO PLANT MEDICINE    
COMMUNITY WATER AND SANITATION AGENCY    
CONFISCATED ASSETS COMMITTEE    

COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH

   
NATIONAL LOTTERY AUTHORITY    
DIVESTITURE IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE    
DRIVER AND VEHICLE LICENSING AUTHORITY    
ENERGY COMMISSION    
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY    
EXPORT DEVELOPMENT AND AGRIC INVESTMENT FUND    
 FORESTRY COMMISSION    
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY DEPARTMENT    
GET FUND    

GHANA AIDS COMMISSION

   
GHANA EDUCATION SERVICE    
GHANA EXPORT PROMOTION AUTHORITY    
GHANA HEALTH SERVICE    
GHANA HIGHWAY AUTHORITY    
GHANA IMMIGRATION SERVICE    
GHANA INSTITUTE OF LANGUAGES    

GHANA NATIONAL PROCUREMENT AGENCY

   
 GHANA NEWS AGENCY    
 GHANA PRISONS SERVICE    

GHANA STATISTICAL SERVICE

   
GHANA MARITIME AUTHORITY    
GHANA TOURISM AUTHORITY    

 

GRAINS AND LEGUMES DEVELOPMENT BOARD

   
IRRIGATION DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY    
KOFI ANAN CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN ICT    
KORLE-BU TEACHING HOSPITAL    
LANDS COMMISSION    
LEGAL AID BOARD    
GHANA METEOROLOGICAL AUTHORITY    
MINERALS COMMISSION    
NARCOTIC CONTROL BOARD    

NATIONAL ACCREDITATION BOARD

   
NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT    

NATIONAL BOARD FOR PROF. AND TECH. EXAMS

   

NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING COMMISSION

   
NATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT ORGANISATION    
NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE AUTHORITY    
NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION AUTHORITY    
NATIONAL LABOUR COMMISSION    
NATIONAL MEDIA COMMISSION    
NATIONAL POPULATION COUNCIL    
NATIONAL SERVICE SECRETARIAT    
NATIONAL SPORTS AUTHORITY    
NATIONAL VOCATIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE    
NATIONAL BOARD FOR SMALL SCALE INDUSTRIES (NBSSI)    
NURSES AND MIDWIFERY COUNCIL    

OFFICE OF THE ADMINISTRATOR OF STOOL LANDS

   

PUBLIC PROCUREMENT AUTHORITY

   
PUBLIC UTILITIES REGULATORY COMMISSION    

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

   

ECONOMIC AND ORGANIZED CRIME OFFICE

   
STATE ENTERPRISES COMMISSION    

NATIONAL ROAD SAFETY COMMISSION

   
 

COUNCIL FOR TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING

   
NATIONAL FILM AND TELEVISION INSTITUTE    
NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR TERTIARY EDUCATION    

POSTAL AND COURIER SERVICES REGULATORY COMMISSION

   
 

MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTIVITY INSTITUTE

   
WATER RESOURCES COMMISSION    
LAW REFORM COMMISSION    
COUNCIL FOR LAW REPORTING    
NATIONAL THEATRE OF GHANA    
ELECTORAL COMMISSION    
JUDICIAL SERVICE    
COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND ADMINISTRATIVE JUSTICE    
FAIR WAGES AND SALARIES COMMISSION    
NATIONAL COUNCIL ON PERSONS WITH DISABILITY    

GHANA RAILWAY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

   
NATIONAL YOUTH AUTHORITY    
MEDICAL AND DENTAL COUNCIL    
PHARMACY COUNCIL    
GHANA VETERINARY COUNCIL    
GHANA NATIONAL COMMISSION ON SMALL ARMS    

CENTRE FOR NATIONAL CULTURE (ARTS CENTRE)

   
GHANA MUSEUMS AND MONUMENTS BOARD    
GRATIS FOUNDATION    

IRRIGATION DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

   
NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA    
A E S L    
STUDENTS LOAN TRUST FUND    
GHANA TRADE FAIR COMPANY    
MASLOC    

GHANA INVESTMENT FUND FOR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

   

GHANA ROAD FUND SECRETARIAT

   
SOCIAL INVESTMENT FUND    
LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICE    
GHANA INVESTMENT PROMOTION CENTRE    
INTERNAL AUDIT AGENCY    
PUBLIC SECTOR REFORM SECRETARIAT    
AFRICAN FUND FOR BIO-FUELS DEVELOPMENT    
NATIONAL PENSIONS REGULATORY AUTHORITY    
FISHERIES COMMISSION    
NATIONAL PEACE COUNCIL    
GAMING COMMISSION    
COPYRIGHT ADMINISTRATION    
NATIONAL INSPECTORATE BOARD    
NATIONAL INSURANCE COMMISSION    

GHANA NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR UNESCO

   
ENCYCLOPEADIA AFRICANA    
NATIONAL CO-ORDINATION COMMITTEE FOR TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (NACVET)    
GHANA BOOK DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL    
ST. JOHN AMBULANCE BRIGADE    

CENTRAL REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION (CEDECOM)

   
GATEWAY SECRETARIAT    
INSTITUTE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT STUDIES (ILGS)    
GHANA WATER COMPANY LTD.    
GHANA PUBLISHING COMPANY    
THE BUREAU OF GHANA LANGUAGES    

NATIONAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AGENCY (NITA)

   
KOMFO ANOKYE TEACHING HOSPITAL    
TRADITIONAL AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE COUNCIL    
GHANA BROADCASTING CORPORATION    
GHANA COCOA BOARD    
GHANA NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION    
TEMA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION    
MUTUAL HEALTH AUTHORITY