It is an indisputable and incontestable fact that adequate information dissemination remains a challenge for this government, thus Deputy Information Minister-Designate Jedi Armah has told members of the Liberian Senate of his plans to introduce a people to government communication channel when confirmed by the Senate.
At confirmation hearings held in the Chambers of the Liberian Senate, Minister Designate Armah said even though there are some limitations in information dissemination which according to him is due to manpower, much has already been achieved in terms of information dissemination. Armah said he is of the belief that the people must get to know what their leaders are doing and are also educated about some of the activities and functions of the functionaries of the status quo which also helps the leaders to know the thinking of the people, as it relates to their leaders’ performance. “In a way to enhance the government to people relationship, I believe the government needs to understand what the people need to know, so what I will introduce is a people to government communication channel,” Mr. Armah told the senators. “This channel will be an interactive one that allows the ministry to assess how its programs and activities impact the people. And the way we intend to do that is through a program called ‘Let us hear from our government”, he said. He added: “we will design a platform on the internet or through community outreach, and go to the people and hear from them on what they think about their government. When we create a two-way communication system, we might be able to get somewhere”.