The goal of MIBS is “to achieve country wide media coverage for a well informed public”

The specific objectives are:

  • To provide legal and policy framework in order to guide the operations of the media industry
  • To coordinate the provision of government information to the public in order to ensure consistency and portray a positive image of government
  • To interpret Government policy to the public in order to solicit their support and participation in national programmes
  • To provide timely news and information to the public
  • To improve the capacity of the public media in order to attain countrywide coverage
  • To conduct research in media and national topical issues in order to improve the quality of media products, measure public response and influence government policy
  • To facilitate the protection of copyright and related rights in order to reduce piracy and unfair exploitation of intellectual property
  • To develop and manage human resources in order to enhance the performance of the ministry
  • To provide effective financial management services and oversight in order to ensure accountability and transparency
  • To provide administrative and logistical support services for efficient operations of the Ministry
  • To establish and maintain an information management system in order to improve accessibility to information for speedy and informed decision making
  • To plan, coordinate, monitor and evaluate the implementation of ministerial policies, legal framework, projects and programmes in order to ensure their effective implementation and compliance