Ministerial semiannual news conferences starting today

Heads of ministries and agencies of Tajikistan as well as heads of provinces and cities are beginning to give news conferences on the results of the past year’s work today.

The state-run news agency Khovar says the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Culture and the Communications Service under the Government of Tajikistan are giving news conferences today.

The news conferences reportedly run through February 17 and the Foreign Ministry, the Ministry of Finance, the Prosecutor-General’s Office and the Agency for State Financial Control and Combating Corruption under the President of Tajikistan will give news conferences on February 17.

Recall, President Emomali Rahmon on March 4, 2005 signed a decree obligating ministers, department heads, and local officials to give quarterly news conferences.

But by president’s decree issued in September 2011, ministers, department heads, and local authorities now give news conferences only twice a year – in January and July.

The decree also notes that in case of necessity, ministers and department heads may give news conferences several times a month.

Source: Asia-Plus