The Minister of Information Designate, Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah has called on heads of State Institutions and Agencies to open up and let government communication machinery assist them in propagating their good works and progress in office.
Oppong Nkrumah made the appeal when he addressed CEOs of State Agencies at the Management Development and Productivity Institute (MDPI) breakfast discussion which is aimed at discussing developmental programmes of the institute.
“Align your communication strategies with government’s information machinery so that we can coordinate and tell the citizens of this country the good work you are doing and the successes of the Akufo-Addo administration,” he said.
Oppong-Nkrumah challenged them to work with the government crisis management protocol in the rare instance when they experience difficulties with stakeholders.
Many CEOs of state-owned enterprises have overcome difficult circumstances inherited and posted stellar results but have unfortunately not been successful in churning out the gains made so far. Among other objectives the MDIP led meeting was aimed at exploring how to correct this trend and step up the proactive government messaging agenda.
About the MDPI
The Management Development and Productivity Institute (MDPI) was established on 26th October, 1967 under a joint Ghana Government, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and International Labour Organisation (ILO) Project. The Institute replaced its forerunner, the National Productivity Centre (NPC) which had been established in June 1964 as part of the then Planning Commission. The Legislative Instrument (LI) 1077 of 1st July, 1976 incorporated the Management Development and Productivity Institute as a parastatal. The mandate of the MDPI is to promote and increase productivity in both public and private organizations in the country so as to contribute to the growth of the economy on a sustainable basis.