In an effort to strengthen community engagement and awareness, Mr. Daniel Botwe, the Minister for Local Government, Decentralisation, and Rural Development (MLGDRD), recently spearheaded a press soiree in Tamale. The focus of the event was the Gulf of Guinea Northern Regions Social Cohesion (SOCO) Project, a pivotal initiative aimed at fostering collaboration and resilience in border-zone communities exposed to conflicts and climate risks.
Minister Botwe addressed a diverse audience, comprising journalists, producers, and program show hosts, urging them to allocate dedicated time on their media outlets for in-depth discussions on the SOCO Project. His message underscored the significance of media involvement in shaping public perceptions and ensuring citizens are well-informed about the project's objectives.
The SOCO Project stands as a beacon for improving regional collaboration and enhancing socio-economic and climate resilience in the targeted northern regions of Gulf of Guinea countries. Minister Botwe expressed his belief that media engagement would play a crucial role in garnering support from citizens in these regions.
During the interaction session, journalists seized the opportunity to pose questions, seeking clarity on various aspects of the project. Minister Botwe welcomed the inquiries, emphasizing the importance of disseminating accurate information to the public, especially within the beneficiary communities.
The press soiree marked a milestone in fostering transparent communication between the state and the media, ensuring a clear understanding of the SOCO Project's objectives and its broader impact. As media houses in Tamale commit to focusing on discussions related to the project, the state anticipates a heightened level of citizen awareness and support.