Government to inject funds into State owned media houses to ensure efficiency

| Updated Aug 10, 2017 at 4:00pm


Perry Okudzeto


Government has debunked the perception that it is in control of the state owned media especially the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation.

A Deputy Minister of Information, Perry Okudzeto, who stated this also, denied that editorial policies are influenced by government.

Speaking at a meeting with members of the five State owned media houses, the Ghanaian Times, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), Graphic Communication Group, Ghana News Agency and Information Services Department in Sunyani as part of a three day working visit to the Brong Ahafo Region, Mr Okudzeto said as much as these media institutions have the freedom to operate, they have a duty to give wider publicity to government programmes and policies.

He said, the state broadcaster, GBC for instance has the duty as part of its mandate to reach out to the population with issues relating to information and education.

The Deputy Minister said government is rolling out a lot of programmes and policies to better the lot of Ghanaians in fulfilment of its promise and determination to change the face of the Ghanaian economy.

It is his expectation that the State media will collaborate with each other particularly with the Information Services Department, whose staff are scattered across the country.

Mr Okudzeto asked the staff to work hard to justify the huge investment that government is expected to inject to ensure efficiency.