of the President and the Management Development Institute (MDI) recently
trained government communication officers on effective communication that would
add value to their work on government image building.
The training came following the appointments at the communication unit of the Office of the president to reinforce communication. Participants were exposed to skills and knowledge on effective communications that would corroborate and surpass their credence.
Participants included communication officers from the ministries of Foreign Affairs and Information, the Army, Police, Immigration and protocol and communication officers of the office of the president. They were trained on lessons in diplomacy communications of government policies and program strategies, communications techniques as well as critical elements in handling public information and related work place communications.
Ebrima Sillah, GRTS Director General acknowledged that with the training, government will communicate better. “Timely delivery of government information will help deepen our democracy and participation in governance,” he said, adding that henceforth, criticism on non-communication of government policies and programs will be lessened.
Alieu K. Jarju, Director General of MDI described the weeklong training as fascinating, emphasising that communicating government programs and policies are key ingredients of national development.