Ministry of Transport wins crisis and issues communication IPR Award

The Ministry of Transport (MoT) has been adjudged ‘Best in Crisis and Issues Communication” at the just ended 8th National PR and Communications Awards ceremony.

The award ceremony sought to recognise the efforts of public relations practitioners and communications experts.

In the keenly contested ‘Best in Crisis and Issues Communication’ category, the Transport Ministry beat MTN Ghana and Stanbic Bank, for the honour.

The work that won the ministry the prize was how it handled the demolition exercise at the former Public Works Department (PWD) yard at Adentan and Tudu-Accra in 2018.

“The exercise paved way for the construction of the ultra-modern bus terminal for all agencies under the Road Transport and the general public,” the Public Relations Officer of the ministry, Mrs Gloria Holm-Graves said of the ministry’s work.

According to her, the two terminals were to be completed at the same period, however, the Adentan terminal was completed while that of Tudu was yet to begin.

“Occupants of the PWD yard were yet to vacate the space after several notices requesting them to do so and had shown resistance in vacating the yard,” she said.

The Institute of Public Relations (IPR organized the annual event).

Others winners on the night were Esi Hammond of the Bank of Ghana, as Best Public Relations Personality; and Newmont’s Samuel Osei went home as PR Discovery of the Year.


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