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Lands Minister Pledges Continuous Support For Media Team (PICS)

The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Hon. Samuel A. Jinapor has pledged continuous support for the press corps of his Ministry, through training and re-training to make them more effective and professional.

According to him, the media has been integral in the effective implementation of government policies, hence the need for support to enhance their work.

The Hon. Minister was speaking in Accra on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 during a soirée with members of the Ministry’s Media Team.

Reiterating further the importance of the media, Hon. Jinapor said the media has also been critical in disseminating plans and programmes of the Ministry as well as providing the necessary feedback to government and implementors.

“The media is the oxygen of governance. Whatever work the government does, if the media does not take it to Ghanaians, the people won’t know the work being done.

"For instance, people have to understand government policy on small scale mining. Understanding the policy is as important as the implementation of the policy. That’s why the media is crucial to the work we do,” he stated.

The Minister reiterated his determination to improve relations with the media and ensure the growth of their welfare.

“Yes, we will continue to work together both from a professional and personal level. I am concerned about your welfare and know that in me, you have a strong partner and a friend,” Hon. Jinapor added.

Hon. Benito Owusu-Bio, the Deputy Lands Minister in charge of Lands and Forestry also added his words of appreciation to the media saying " the media I will say has been our backbone in the work that we do. They have been championing all we do and ensuring that Ghana gets to know"

*I believe it is a good thing that at the end of the year, we meet them and let them know how appreciative we are of them. We thank you very much and we are also very proud of you. "  he concluded.

Vice Dean of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources Press Corps, Godwill Arthur-Mensah commended the Ministry for sustaining the cordial relationship over the period.

He said the media, as a partner to the Ministry, would support in carrying out strategies and plans aimed at clamping down on illegalities in the sector including illegal mining, popularly known as ‘galamsey.’

He commended the Minister for leading the fight against galamsey and intensifying efforts at addressing issues in the lands and natural resources sector.

"We will praise the Ministry when it is performing well and criticize you constructively when necessary. In, all we will work as partners for the good of our dear nation” Mr Arthur-Mensah added

Also present at the Soirée was the Deputy Minister in charge of Mines Hon. George Mireku Duker and some Directors of the Ministry.

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Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith



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