Pay more attention to misinformation to guide the public – Ambassador Tom Norring

The Ambassador of Denmark to Ghana, Tom Norring, has urged the Information Services Department to pay more attention to misinformation both on international and local issues to aid in a proper understanding of issues for the citizens make informed choices.

Mr Norring said this when the Acting Chief Information Officer of the Information Services Department, Mr David Owusu-Amoah and the Deputy Chief Information Officer in charge Public Relations Coordinating Division, Mrs Ethel Codjoe Amissah, paid a courtesy call on him at his office in Accra on Monday.

According to the Danish Ambassador, misinformation could project negative reactions, which is inimical to productivity.

Mr Owusu-Amoah briefed the Ambassador on the public information dissemination role of ISD and explained that the dynamics of new media continue to challenge the Department to explore more modern and robust ways of information dissemination, adding that this is done alongside the use of information vans to the remotest parts of the country to ensure no one is left out on important national issues.

He assured the Ambassador of the Department’s commitment to put out the right information devoid of sensationalism to elicit the right public action and in turn transform behaviours.

Mrs Ethel Codjoe-Amissah briefed the Ambassador on the work of the Division. She acknowledged the decades of successful development cooperation between Ghana and Denmark and noted that since 2020, the Embassy has moved from development aid to trade and cooperation in other areas.

She said the Department would seek further mutual discussion with the Embassy, adding that the visit was the start of a healthy, prospective and fruitful relationship between the two organizations.

Officers from the ISD who part of the visit were were Ms Phyllis Nuno, Ms Juliana Akyea and Mabel Awuku.

Mabel Delassie Awuku, ISD

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