Purpose and Overview of The Ministry Of Information, Culture, And Tourism
The Ministry of Information, Culture, and Tourism hereafter referenced as “MICAT” was created by an Act of Legislature in 1965 and subsequently reorganized under Decrees 46 and 47 of the People’s Redemption Council (PRC).
MICAT is statutorily charged with the responsibility to develop and disseminate factual information about Liberia’s culture and tourism at home and abroad. The MICAT is also tasked to promote Cultural and Tourism activities through various cultural and traditional dances, artistic and historic exhibitions on display at the National Museum, as well as through the development of tourism or touristic sites such as the Providence Island and many more.
MICAT is comprised of five main programs which are Technical Services, Information Services, Cultural Affairs and Tourism, Administration/Management and Foreign Mission. These various programs have bureaus or divisions that coherently coordinate the day-to-day running of the entire MICAT.
In fulfilling its mandate, the MICAT disseminates government policies and programs through its regular Thursday Press Briefing, Press Releases, Radio and Television Talk Shows, Community Outreach, Audio and Television, Graphics and Billboards, the Internet, the New Liberia Newspaper (the official publication that comes out of the MICAT), and many other non-conventional means of reaching the general public.
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