The Chiefs of Koffekrom and Bidieso in the Obuasi Municipality, Nana Nuamah and Nana Sarfo Kantanka respectively, has praised the Obuasi office of the Information Services Department, an agency under the Ministry of Communication. The Department’s core mandate is to serve as the principal public relations department of the government.
The two traditional leaders’ felicitations come in the backdrop of the department’s flagship public education campaign dubbed “W’ASETENA MU NSE” which is the first of its kind in the Obuasi Municipality. The year long public education campaign is designed to be rolled across all the thirty-eight (38) electoral areas in the Municipality. The highly educational campaign features institutions like the Ghana National Fire Service, the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) ,national Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Electricity Company of Ghana (E. C. G), Rent Control, Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVSSU), Municipal Election Security Taskforce and Population Awareness Promotion (An HIV/AIDS awareness group) among others.
Narrating the rationale behind the program, the Municipal Information Officer, Mr Sampson Manu said, the time has come for the Information Services Department to prove to the world that the department is still in existence and going about its duties effectively, especially at the district level contrary to misconceptions about the existence and operations of the department. He continued that, the success of the month old public education program is a clear vindication of the relevance of the department in the District Assembly system.
Mr Manu said the program will serve as the one-stop shop for public education by the departments and public institutions within the Obuasi Municipality. He thanked the management of the Obuasi Municipal Assembly for supporting such a useful program which will go a long way to increase awareness among the people of Obuasi in order to have an enlightened society.
The program began on Thursday, 5th May, 2015 and has so far travelled to the Central Market electoral area, the Gauso North electoral area and the New Nsuta electoral area respectively. The response from the public to the program so far, has been encouraging.