Manyi: Govt to buy TV time for ministers

2011-06-14 08:58
Johannesburg - Government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi said he was now planning to buy airtime on television for national ministers, The Times reported on Tuesday.

Manyi was speaking at the Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa's annual conference in Durban when he said government was being "forced" to find ways to get its message across because it was getting a raw deal from the media.

"The government is looking at a five-weeks television programme where ministers would inform members of the public about their programmes because the media is failing to convey government messages as expected," he said.

"We are at the moment trying to procure a space. As the government, we take communications seriously and we will stop at nothing to see to it that our messages get across."

Last week, Manyi said he would take control of the government's R1bn advertising budget and spend it according to how well media organisations told the "truth" about service delivery.
 

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