About ISD

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Dr. Winnifred Nafisa Mahama
AG. Director of ISD

Brief History

The Information Services Department evolved from an organisation established in the later part of 1939 as a branch of the Colonial Government Secretariat dedicated to convey news on the 2nd World War to the people of Gold Coast. This was done through the production of a weekly journal dubbed the “Empire at War”.

After the war, it was renamed the Public Relations Department with an oversight responsibility for the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, the Ghana News Agency and the Ghana Film Industry Corporation until they were de-coupled to form separate entities.

In accordance with recommendations made by the Coussey Committee constituted to investigate the 1949 disturbances, the Gold Coast Government re-organised the Department into the Department of Information, and transformed it into an effective Government information disseminating unit to bridge the communication gap between the government and the governed.

OUR FUNCTIONS

  • Communication strategies using qualified human resources and state of the art technology to enhance national development
  • Collate and assess public reaction to government policies
  • Keep Ghanaians abreast of developments in State and Public institutions
  • Keep the Presidency Ministries and other State institutions in Ghana and diplomatic missions abroad abreast of local developments
  • Market the Ghanaian State at home and abroad.
  • Disseminate information on the activities of state officials and policies

OUR LEADERSHIP

Team Member 1
PRCD
Head, PRCD
Team Member 2
Media
Head, Media Division
Team Member 3
ATI
ATI
Team Member 3
Research
Research
Team Member 4
Mr David Quaye
Division
Head PECD
PECD
PECD
Budget
Budget & Planning
Budget & Planning
Budget
Admin
Admin

OUR ORGANOGRAM