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Press and Media Development

In general, the Department of Press, Planning and Public Relations also coordinates planning, budgeting, inter-departmental programmes and projects in order to ensure their effective implementation.  It also coordinates the formulation and review of relevant policies and legislation in order to provide appropriate guidance as well as coordinate the budgeting process in the Ministry. In order to realise this role, the department undertakes the following specific functions:-

  • Coordinate Cabinet and Parliamentary Business;
  • Monitor and evaluate the implementation of the National Information and Media Policies;
  • Coordinate planning, implementation and review  of the Ministry’s strategic plan;
  • Develop, harmonise and implement a comprehensive M&E system for effective deployment of the institutional strategy;
  • Establish and maintain a comprehensive information management system;
  • Facilitating the protection of copyright and performance related rights
  • Coordinate research on Information and Media related issues;
  • Coordinate the preparation of the Ministry’s Annual budget and monitor budget performance;
  • Develop and implement mechanisms for undertaking advocacy programmes on National issues;
  • Undertake the compilation and publication of reports and documents on Information and Media issues;
  • Formulate project proposals for the mobilization of resources.