The Ministry of Information will use Town Hall Meetings, to be held in all 216 Metropolitan, Municipal and Districts, to change the face of communication in the country, Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, Minister for Information, Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, has stated.


Under this agenda, Mr Abdul-Hamid said, the NPP government was poised to making governance a reality by constantly keeping in touch with people.


He said no government could develop the nation on the foundation of lies, hence the need for Ghanaians to debunk the notion that the Ministry’s duty was to propagate lies on behalf of government.


Rather, he said, its role is to assist government in the development of the country.


Mr Abdul-Hamid pledged government’s commitment to fulfilling all pledges and gave the assurance that by 2020, people would see a significant change.’


He mentioned the Free Senior High School (FSHS), construction of dormitories and classrooms to aid the free S.H.S and National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan for young people as some of the ongoing development programmes being implemented by government.


The Minister urged the youth in entrepreneurship to take advantage of the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan by writing proposals for assistance to expand their businesses.


Mr Ishmael Ashitey, Greater Accra Regional Minister and Chairman for the meeting lauded the Town Hall Meetings concept as one that would facilitate the free-flow of information and feedback between the government and the citizenry.


Mr Ashitey noted that governance was a daily and continuous process which required that the government involved and engaged stakeholders at all levels and on different platforms.


He reminded constituents that the development of the region and the nation at large rested with government and the populacem and urged the people to resolve to dialogue with government when such opportunities were created to understand its policies and programmes.


The Chief Executive Officer of the  of Accra Metropolitan Authority (AMA), Mohammed Adjei Sowah, in an address, said AMA attached greater importance to Town Hall Meetings as they offered the opportunity to get constituents abreast of developmental activities and also educate the public on government policies and programmes.



Mr Sowah said the Assembly had seen significant improvement in the area of education, environmental sanitation, roads and revenue mobilization, all of which. he said, were geared towards improving the living conditions of the people in the city of Accra.


The Accra Metropolitan Assembly hosted the maiden edition of the Town Hall Meetings which was organized by the Ministry of Information in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development.


In attendance were representatives from the security services, Chiefs and Queen mother’s, representatives of Fishermen and Market Women’s Association, assembly members and heads of departments, among others. 


Source: ISD (Joana Janet Arries-Tagoe)



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