GHC 6m Government communication: Hadzide justifies allocation in 2020 budget

GHC 6m Government communication: Hadzide justifies allocation in 2020 budget

- Government has allocated GHC6million for “government communication” despite the Information Ministry having a different budgetary allocation

- Deputy Information Minister, Pius Hadzide, has justified such budgetary allocation

- He said the money is meant for serialising achievements and challenges in implementing government’s flagship programmes

Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that government has allocated GHC6million for “government communication” despite the Information Ministry having a different budgetary allocation.

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Speaking to Citi News, Deputy Information Minister, Pius Hadzide, said the money is meant for serialising achievements and challenges in implementing government’s flagship programmes.

“So the amount that has been allocated under the government’s flagship communication is directed specifically to the dissemination of information relative to the government’s flagship programs,” he said.

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Speaking on Eyewitness News, the Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Sam George said he was convinced the government was taking taxpayer money and putting it into “partisan affairs.

He argued that the various flagship policies already had funding for communications.

“Almost all of these flagship programmes have a secretariat and those secretariats have spokespersons… again they have sectorial spokespersons,” he said.

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Speaking at the event organised to mark Ghana's celebration of World Children's day, Prof Ocquaye said the extension of the maternity leave will serve as a means of protecting the child.

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