Taxpayers want to know what the Government is doing in each of these Ministries. We owe them a duty of care and we should be ready to provide them with the relevant information,Communications Minister, Donna Cox
The Ministry of Communication says it is moving to implement a one minute feature that will be aired on all media platforms, to update citizens on how their tax dollars are spent within all ministries. The programme will be called “The Difference.”
Additionally, the Ministry will update citizens via an e-newsletter which will take the format of a “Did You Know” campaign, providing answers and information to frequently asked questions about Government services. Minister Cox says this is necessary since there are too many under-utilised Government initiatives, that citizens are unaware of.
“It is our role as communicators to explain policy and help deliver services. I believe that effective Government communications can bring about positive changes to our citizens and help our democratic institutions. This is needed now more than ever in today’s digital age where news, sometimes fake news, has the ability to change the course of a nation.”
Human and physical resources, training, the quality of information and the timeliness of dissemination were some of the other issues discussed at the meeting held at the Office of the Prime Minister on Tuesday.