THE Brong Ahafo Regional Directorate of the Information Services Department (ISD) has started a two-week campaign to educate people in the region about government policies and programmes.
The acting Regional Director of the ISD, Mr Bossman Amoh-Poku who disclosed this to newsmen in Sunyani, said the objective of the exercise was to let the public know exactly what the government was doing rather than they relying on hearsay.
He said various crews from the department would tour all the towns and villages in the region to give talks and feature film shows for the public to have a “real feel” of what was happening.
Mr Amoh-Poku mentioned some of the issues being discussed as the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), the Capitation Grant, the School Feeding Programme, Metro Mass Transit, free medical care for pregnant women which would start in July 2008.
According to Mr Amoh-Poku, the exercise would also enable the ISD to get feedback from the people in the various communities being toured.
Prior to the commencement of the exercise, the Regional Director of ISD had summoned all the district officers, commentators and assistant camera operators to Sunyani for a briefing on how they should go about the education campaign and the role of each member of staff during the exercise.
Mr Amoh-Poku warned the ISD staff not to “do any politics” during the campaign, stressing that “the education should be devoid of politics.”
He also seized the opportunity to appeal to the district assemblies that were yet to provide office accommodation to ISD staff, to do so without further delay to ensure the effectiveness of the department in the districts.