The Royal Government Spokesperson Unit today announced it will hold weekly briefings with the media in a bid to make the unit more proactive in addressing public concerns.
Phay Siphan, minister attached to the Prime Minister and a government spokesman, said the unit had established a consultative team to strengthen capacity to respond to reporters’ queries.
“We want to have proactive spokesmen to provide accurate information to reporters and have created the consultative team in order to strengthen the capacity of spokespersons and ensure that information from each ministry is passed on to journalists to inform the public,” he said after a meeting of spokespersons from all 30 ministries and institutions at the Council of Ministers office.
Mr Siphan said that the Royal Government Spokesperson Unit will hold press conferences once a week on issues which concern’s the public.
“We want to have press conferences once a week and we welcome all questions from reporters,” he said, adding that the unit also plans to hold monthly meeting involving spokespersons from all ministries.
“Previously, reporters have complained of difficulties in meeting spokespersons and sometime they don’t pick up the phone,” Mr Siphan said. “So we are now addressing that problem and our spokesmen will join the press conferences so that that there are no obstacles in the flow of information from the government to the public.”
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