Dr Marius Haas, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, said the national orientation task given to the Ministry of Information and National Orientation was appropriate.
He said self-orientation and patriotism were very crucial in the development of every nation and commended the government for the vision.
Dr Haas said this when he paid a courtesy call on the Minister, Mrs Oboshie Sai-Cofie in her office and said he had a particular interest in the Ministry because his country did not have one.
"Teaching people to be punctual and educating them on national and international issues were very wonderful," he said.
The Ambassador, who was once a Freelance Journalist with one of the German Channels, said he was interested in building a strong relationship between his country and Ghana.
Mrs Sai-Cofie said though lots of people thought otherwise, the Ministry was established to ensure that government's policies were disseminated at the grassroots level and that they would continue to do until "our democracy is matured enough".
On behalf of the government, Ms Sai-Cofie thanked the German government for its immediate reactions to assist in solving some of the problems associated with the recent floods in Ghana.
She said: "The quick manner your government responded to our appeal demonstrates the good relations between the two countries."