Public Sector Global has honoured Cassandra Twum Ampofo, Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Education Service (GES) for her sterling contributions to the public sector over the years.
The Ghana Education Service is one of the toughest government agencies and Cassandra over the couple of years regardless of the challenges, has stood tall in managing the agency’s reputation.
The GES PR Unit also received a silver award for PR Team of the Year.
ECG had the gold award.
Ghana Public Sector PR Awards, held in Accra also honoured 24 other public sector PR professionals for raising the benchmark of excellence in the profession and sector, as well as deepening interest in young fliers in the profession to be more purposeful and resilient.
The award ceremony also honoured key stakeholders who have made immense contributions to the growth and success of the public relations industry.
Other winners on the night include William Boateng of the Electricity Company of Ghana, Stanley Martey of Ghana Water Company Limited, Francis Tuffuor of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority, DVLA.
According to Akin Naphtal, Publisher of Public Sector Global Magazine, organizer of the awards scheme, government communication units now play pivotal and strategic roles in sustaining government developmental projects through effective communication with citizens and partners.
“The impact of government PR professionals are rarely celebrated or recognized in most organizations, which is why we are lifting the veil to celebrate and honour PR practitioners who have demonstrated excellence in delivering best practice in the PR Profession within the public sector space with the Ghana Public Sector PR Awards”, Nephtal said at the ceremony.
“In a bid to promote and recognize excellence in Government Communications, every year, twenty-five deserving public sector PR practitioners who have made sterling contributions to the public sector over the years will be listed and celebrated at a gala dinner and presented with specially designed plaques & certificates,” he noted.
The yardstick for selection includes: the PR Practitioner being the overall head of PR Department, delivering best PR practices, evidence of successful crisis mitigation, upholding concrete strategies towards the growth of the agency or ministry, and keeping a good relationship with stakeholders.
All selected top 25 PR leaders were also featured in the special edition of the Public Sector Global magazine.
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