The Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has urged government PROs to make judicious use of the online reporting platform to enhance and support government communications.
Mr Oppong Nkrumah made this remark at the GNAT Hall in Accra during the Public Relations Review Summit and Awards event on Thursday, February 16, 2023.
The event was on the theme: “Boosting Revenue Generation Towards Economic Recovery, the Role of Government PROs”.
The summit is aimed at creating a platform for all government PRO’s to review our work for the year under the review and strategize on Government Communication.
According to the Information Minister, the transformation agenda for Information Services Department (ISD) is hinged on proper research outcomes and also visible government communication, to ensure there is no room for grapevine communication and speculations to derail government’s image.
Winners of the Year 2022
In a related development, awards were given to 11 deserving Public Relations practitioners who displayed very high levels of professionalism and proactive communication skills during the year in review (2022).
Mr. Abraham Otabil, Head of Public Relations at the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources took the Best Public Relations practitioner of the year with his assistant, Michelle Fafa Agbenorto, winning the PROs’ PR Assistant of the year.
The Best in Feature Writing went to Ms. Mabel Delassie Awuku of the Public Relations Coordinating Division (PRCD) of the Information Services Department
Mr. Ahmad Nasir Yartey, Head of Public Relations at the Ministry of Roads and Highways, took the Best Social Media PR Unit and 2nd Runner-up of the Best PRO of the Year while the Chief Directors of the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development and Roads and Highways, Alhaj Ing. Dr. Abass M. Awolu and Mr. Kwesi Armo-Himbson respectively, were adjudged the Most PR-Friendly Chief Directors of the Year.
Mrs. Pearl Satekla, PRO of the National Road Safety Authority, won the Best media engagement PRO, Aliyah Bayali Musah of the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation took home the Best Assistant PRO while Munira Karim of the Ministry of Information came up as 1st Runner-UP, Best PRO of the year category and Bagbara Tanko of the Agriculture Ministry came up as the PROs’ PR of the year.
In his words of appreciation, Mr. Abraham Otabil, on behalf of award winners extended profound gratitude to the Almighty God for wisdom and strength and also all sector Ministers of the award winners for their support to all practicing public relations officers for creating the enabling environment to operate.
Appreciation to sponsors and media organizations, especially Daily Graphic, for providing their platform to project government’s programs and activities.