Information Minister Launches Consultative Forum For Federal Member State Ministries On Implementation Of NSPA
The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism and the Information ministries from the Federal State Members in Somalia, have started today a four-day Consultation Conference in Mogadishu to discuss implementation of the National Strategy for Public Awareness. The participants of this conference include: The Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism of the Federal Government of Somalia, H.E. Mohamed Abdi Hayir Maareeye, The Minister of Information and Communication from Puntland, H.E. Ali Hassan Ahmed, The Minister of Information from South West, H.E. Ugas Hassan Mohamed, Officials from Jubaland State of Somalia, The Minister of Information from Galmudug, H.E. Mohamed Aden Osman and Hirshabelle Minister of Information, H.E. Abdiweli Mohamed Abdi, the Director General of these ministries, as well Director of State Televisions, Radios and Public Media Houses. The Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism of the Federal Government of Somalia, H.E. Mohamed Abdi Hayir Maareeye, said that collaboration of the two state Ministries and Media House is highly important in particular while guiding the National Public Awareness to the right path and implementation of the strategy is well coordinated. In ensuring excellent coordination of the implementation of the National Strategy of the Public Awareness (NSPA), it is necessary that all stakeholders and interest groups including government and international agencies that support Somalia are in line with this strategy and fully support it. Added Minister Maareeye. The Ministers have discussed the best ways of developing and encouraging Somalia Government Media Houses and Private Media at large, and ensuring the National Media Development Strategy for Somalia which had been consulted with the national media including the private. The four-day agenda of the conference include consultations with the pillars of the civil society such as the youth, women, the elders, the private media organizations in Somalia and religious leaders meeting with the ministers on 19 August 2019. The issues that the National Strategy for Public Awareness is addressing include Strategic communication on Stabilization and for newly Liberated areas of Somalia, Radicalization and Terrorism, Elections, Good governance, completion of the national constitution.
Source: Somali National News Agency