Common communication policy likely

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BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE

ON Tuesday, government communication officers representing various ministries attended a workshop at the Iron Bottom Sound conference room.

Master of Ceremony and Director of Government Communication Unit, Mr George Herming said the SIG Information/Press officers workshop aims to create a network of information officers from the government and how they can partner with the mainstream media and other stakeholders to raise awareness or raise a national consensus for our people more specifically, about what the government is doing, what it plans to do and about programmes it aspires to carry out.

Herming stated that the workshop is also to help them start somewhere.

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“As we move on we will have a common communications policy to guide our operations as government communications officers to reach out to our people,” he said.

He also voiced that as communication officers they have the responsibility to execute a very important role of raising awareness about the work of the government.

“In order to achieve that, we have to do it more effectively, enhance our knowledge, work together, and coordinate properly to achieve our mission of informing our people.”

He said more than half of the ministries have communication officers.

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