General News of Sun, 29 Apr 201825
History will record my works as Information Minister – Mustapha Hamid
Ghana will testify of his good works as Information Minister when they see the transformation he has brought to the ministry with his innovativeness and hard work, Mustapha Hamid has said.
A 12-hour fully equipped media monitoring center, resuscitating the defunct government mouthpiece; Ghana Today Magazine and the provision of modern technological tools for district information service officers nationwide are but a few of his achievements in the ministry already barely 2 years into office, this is enough evidence that his management is highly efficient, Mr. Hamid noted on the ’21 Minutes with KKB’ show.
“When I exit this place history will record what we did. For the first time in the history of the Ministry of Information, we have a 12-hour media monitoring center, fully equipped media monitoring center never existed in the ministry, we had a government mouthpiece called Ghana Today magazine, defunct for 10 years never was being published now we are publishing Ghana Today quarterly”
“When we came and we went round this whole country, many district information service officers said that for the past 10 years, this was the first time they were sitting face to face with a minister for information. When we came, information service vans across the districts were all broken down, we’ve put many of them back on the road, we’ve equipped our district information officers with laptops and stuff to allow them to send us information”.
“We are launching the 2018 Town Hall meetings in Dzodze on the 7th of May for the first time. Last year we organized 150 Town Hall meetings where we take government officials to the local communities, districts where we sit with chiefs, community leaders, ordinary citizens, market women and they ask directly what it is government is doing for them and we get them to answer, that program never existed until we came” he maintained.
He is confident of the fact that his administration will be touted in the history books as one that was unprecedented and this makes him very proud.
“All of these things are matters that history will record for me. I am very proud, Walahi, I’m very very proud”, he maintained.
The minister also reiterated the fact that moving from one media house to the other for discussions though quite useful is not a course he intends championing as government’s spokesperson.