FORMER defence minister George Mpombo says government should hone its communication skills in order to communicate effectively with the public during critical times. Mpombo argues that political consequences for poor communication are too ghastly to contemplate as the country heads towards 2026 in the midst of serious political and economic “diarrheas”. In an interview, Mpombo said poor communication was a severe setback to good governance and a dangerous erosion of government’s credibility and trust among its citizens. “Government must hone and retool its pathetic communication skills in order to communicate effectively with the public during critical times. Persuasive communication in difficult and challenging times is a necessary core value of unique public service. The wall of silence governing over the…...

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