Cabinet Approves Communication Policy

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  • A Government of Jamaica (GOJ) Communication Policy has been approved by Cabinet.
  • The first of its kind, the policy outlines a comprehensive framework for an effective Government communication environment and the promotion of effective Government communication and citizen engagement.
  • Also included in the policy are: clear roles and responsibilities of Ministers, Government communicators and other GOJ officials in the communication of Government information.

A Government of Jamaica (GOJ) Communication Policy has been approved by Cabinet.

This was disclosed by Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, during a Jamaica House media briefing, held today (December 9),  at the Office of the Prime Minister.

The first of its kind, the policy outlines a comprehensive framework for an effective Government communication environment and the promotion of effective Government communication and citizen engagement.

“The policy, which must be adhered to by all Ministries, Agencies and Departments, is aimed at ensuring timely consistent and accurate dissemination of official information to the public and foster a climate of meaningful engagement with citizens,” Senator Falconer explained.

She further informed that the policy articulates nine pillars of Government communication responsibilities, including the provision of timely, accurate and clear information; ensuring that Government institutions are appropriately identified, visible, accessible and accountable to the people; and ensuring more cooperation among Ministries, Departments and Agencies; and leveraging social media.

Also included in the policy are: clear roles and responsibilities of Ministers, Government communicators and other GOJ officials in the communication of Government information.

“The development of the GOJ Communication Policy is based on the premise that a modern, well-organised and transparent system of Government communication is necessary to satisfy the diverse information needs of the citizens,” Senator Falconer said.

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