No funds for my ministry in 2024-Oppong Nkrumah cries

Story: News Desk 

Member of Parliament (MP)  for Ofoase Ayirebi and Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has expressed concern over the non-provision of funds for the Ministry’s programmes in the 2024 budget.

Despite an allocation of about GH¢600,000 in 2023, the Ministry received only GH¢220,000 for its programmes. 

Oppong Nkrumah urged public relations officers across ministries and departments to excel despite the resource constraints, emphasizing a challenging year ahead for government communication and information dissemination due to the lack of financial support.

“It is very difficult to do the kind of work that you are doing in contemporary times because of the multiplicity of your channels, and it is also challenging to do it in the midst of these non-resources. It is no secret that in this year, our budget for handling programmes was about GH¢600,000, out of which GH¢220,000 was released. Sometimes I hear you ask how are we doing all of this. We have to find ways of raising resources from other places, but it is woefully inadequate to do this very important job, and you cannot do it with GH¢220,000. What is even heartbreaking is that in the 2024 budget, the allocation for this is zero.”

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