Thursday, October 25, 2007
Ghana : ONLINE JOURNALISM COURSE FOR INFORMATION OFFICERS
The Chief Director of the Ministry of Information and National Orientation (M.I.N.O.) of Ghana, Mr. Anthony Ampong has cautioned Regional and District Information Officers of the Information Services Department of M.I.N.O against the use of the Department's information Vans for political campaigns.
He said that the practice where politicians are allowed to use the vans during party rallies instead of national educational campaigns must stop adding that if the vans had to be used for political campaigns, officers should insist that the services of the vans are paid for.
Mr. Ampong was speaking during the opening of a two-week Online Journalism Course being held at Koforidua, the regional capital of the Eastern Region of the country, for forty officers of the Information Services Department.
The Chief Director called on the officers to always strive to upgrade themselves in ICT skills in order to be able to meet the challenging trends of ICT in the job market and advised them to take the training programme seriously.
He urged the Management of the Information Services Department to work towards self reliance for the Department rather than depending on the M.I.NO. for budgetary support to undertake programmes.
The two-week course is being organized by the information Services Department with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).