Gov’t Embarks on Nationwide Tour to Showcase Projects and Combat Misinformation – Information Minister

The Ministry of Information is set to embark on a nationwide tour to showcase government projects and address misinformation, particularly regarding the economy and ongoing initiatives. Starting in late July, the Ministry will hold town hall meetings and exhibitions across all regions of Ghana.

*Transparency and Countering Misinformation*

Information Minister Fatimatu Abubakar emphasized the importance of transparency and countering misinformation. “It’s our duty to ensure transparency and counter misinformation, especially in this election year,” she said. “We want to engage with citizens directly, show them evidence of our projects, and gather their feedback.”

*Exhibitions and Town Hall Meetings*

The exhibitions will showcase completed projects in infrastructure, education, health, housing, and the judiciary. Residents will have the opportunity to interact with regional ministers and government officials.

*Addressing Misinformation*

The Minister also addressed misinformation about the government’s debt to Independent Power Producers (IPPs) and happenings in the petroleum sector. She advised media outlets to verify information before publishing to avoid spreading misinformation.

*Government Performance Tracker*

The Minister announced the launch of the Government of Ghana Performance Tracker, a digital repository populated with various developments, including policies, legislation, and projects. The tracker provides firsthand access to information, GPS locations, videos, and links to videos on YouTube.

*Combating Misinformation in the Digital Age*

The Minister warned about the dangers of spreading misinformation, citing a recent false claim about a Guinness World Record. She emphasized the importance of verifying information to avoid leading the country towards chaos.

This tour aims to promote transparency, combat misinformation, and showcase the government’s achievements. By engaging with citizens directly, the Ministry hopes to enhance transparency and accountability in governance.

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