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Hold regular press briefings, provincial spokesmen told

Hold regular press briefings, provincial spokesmen told

May 02, 2016 - 20:36

KABUL (Pajhwok): While insisting on providing the media access to information, the Presidential Palace on Monday asked provincial government spokespersons to regularly conduct weekly and monthly press conferences.

Deputy presidential spokesman Dawa Khan Menapal told a meeting involving provincial government spokespersons from all the 34 provinces to urgently improve their efficiency.

He advised the spokespersons to chalk out organised programmes, saying provincial administrations were responsible to hold weekly and monthly press conferences and present government’s regular progress reports.

The spokesman for Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mujibur Rahman Rahimi also spoke on the occasion.

He said provincial spokespersons were the only hope for the government to deliver information to people on terrorism, extremism and drugs.

“Spokesmen can play a vital role in delivering information to the masses, you can show positive or negative sides of the government to people,” he said.

Deputy Information and Culture Minister Sayeda Muzhgan Mastafawi told the gathering that if the government’s information side was weak, it could not connect itself with the people even if tried a lot.