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General News of Saturday, 27 October 2018


Information Ministry to enhance capacity of journalists

The Minister of Information designate, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has stated that the Ministry has developed a media capacity enhancement programme to help build the capacity of journalists.

He said the programme, which would be rolled out next year, would be funded by the government and other partners.

Answering questions before the Appointments Committee of Parliament in Accra Friday, Mr Oppong Nkrumah said scholarships would be given to journalists under the programme.

He said the aim was to get journalists to shift their focus from sensational stories to that of those on development and what the country stood for.

Mr Oppong Nkrumah said the Ministry had already written the proposal to the Ministry of Finance and indicated the budget for the capacity enhancement programme would be captured in the 2019 budget of the Ministry of Finance.

He said the Ministry of Information would be liaising with the National Media Commission (NMC), the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association and the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) in the implementation of the programme.