Hou creates “Meet the Press” strategy

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Deputy Leader of the Official Opposition and MP for Small Malaita Hon Rick Hou.
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BY SAMIE WAIKORI

THE Prime Minister Hon Rick Hou has come up with a new media strategy that would allow his office and all government ministries to meet the press.

During his first press conference with the local media yesterday, he said the strategy is “Meet the Press” and all ministries will be roosted to meet with local press for press conferences.

He said he has instructed the government department to establish a Media strategy that actively involves disseminate information on Government activities.

Hon Hou pointed out that this has resulted in the development of now a media strategy as well as policy on information dissemination.

“As a result of this strategy I have taken this “Meet the Press” initiative.

“This is a program which will see all ministers rostered to have their own press conference

“Where members of the media will come to meet the Minister making a statement on his departments programs of activities, policies, legislations or any other important announcements pertaining to his or her department.

“The press will then engage with the Minister in a question and answer session,” he said.

The Prime Minister said this is apart from all formal reports, and other statements and exchanges that may be necessary on the floor of Parliament.

He stressed that in so doing “I believe the Government is engaged more actively and directly with the public.”

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