[ 2012-08-17 ]
Information Ministry must take over gov't communication-Kofi Adams
Embattled Deputy General Secretary of the ruling
National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Adams
says the Ministry of Information must take over
government communication ahead of the December 7
Mr. Adams stressed the need for government and the
party to streamline its communications machinery
to reflect the Better Ghana Agenda.
Kofi Adams made the call on Asempa FM's Ekosii Sen
Many political pundits and civil society groups
have reiterated the need for President John
Dramani Mahama to give his communications team a
new image, to reflect his demeanour.
They argued that the retention of some members in
the government's communications team they claim
are noted for their excessive use of intemperate
language, would affect the ruling party's chances
of retaining power in December.
Commenting on the issue, Kofi Adams bemoaned what
he says is the haphazard manner communicators of
both government and the NDC handled sensitive
issues of state.
“Communication has been a major pain of the NDC
government and even the party by extension” he
Mr. Adams cited how government communicators
handled the issues about the death of President
John Mills and even the mysterious 'everlasting
message' purported to have been written by him
[Mills]as examples of the unfortunate blunders.
The suspended NDC General Secretary also took a
swipe at Ministers of State whom he said had
abandoned their core duties and are moving from
one radio or television station to the other in
the name of defending government.
According to him, these Ministers who most of the
time do not have any knowledge about the issues
under discussion, are flawed by the opposition.
“It is better to allow one person to speak for
government than to have many voices creating
discordant noises,” he maintained.
He was of the opinion that the Information
Ministry should rather organize the responses to
the opposition when necessary, whiles the
Ministers focus on responding to policy matters
and programms duties.
Kofi Adams urged President Mahama to stamp his
authority and sack persons painting a bad image of
government, to reduce the damage control.
Source - MyjoyOnline
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