The Acting Chief Information Officer of the Information Services Department, Mr David Owusu Amoah, has noted that the Department has been restructured to meet current communication trends.
At a meeting with the Corporate Communications and Branding unit of the Volta River Authority (VRA) on Tuesday in Accra, Mr Amoah said the Department’s mandate is to disseminate government information and take feedback from the public to inform policy formulation and implementation.
He said to carry out this mandate effectively, the Department has been restructured and retooled.
He said the new vision of ISD is “a smart modern Department and the preferred choice for focused and credible source of government information.”
Mr Owusu-Amoah cited renovation and retooling of the Public Relations Coordinating Division, Media Division, Research, Media Monitoring and Access to Information Division as part of the restructuring process.
Speaking on behalf of the team, the Manager for Corporate Communications and Branding of VRA, Madam Tandy Chothia, said the delegation had called on the management of the Department to learn at firsthand how the Department currently operates and how it fits into the vision of the Authority.
She said that would enable the Authority to collaborate well with the Department for the collective good of both institutions.
Touching on the visibility of the Department, the head of Planning Budget Monitoring and Evaluation, Mr Joseph Amartey Amarh, noted that ISD has a presence in all 16 regions with officers in 261 districts.
The heads of the various Divisions of the Department took turns to explain to the VRA team the functions of each Division.
The engagement ended with a tour of the main Divisions of the Department. The delegation was impressed with the human resource and tools the Department had at the Public Relations Coordinating Division, Media Division, Research, Media Monitoring and Access to Information Division.
Bala Ali, ISD