Plans were are an advanced stage to transform the Kenya News Agency (KNA) into a vibrant, reliable and efficient source of news and information.
The ongoing revitalization efforts and digitization work at KNA will soon see the adoption of the Electronic workflow system that has specific windows for the various news items to enable the editorial team to easily carry out its work.
“We intend to make KNA the preferred source of news by adopting a quick, easy – to – access technological system for the subscribers and other information consumers,” Mr. Sammy Itemere said.
Mr. Itemere who is the Principal Secretary for the StateDepartment of Broadcasting and Telecommunication was speaking when he paid a courtesy call on the outgoing Kakamega County Information Officer, Ms. Roseland Lumwamu.
The Principal Secretary at the same time explained that the government is on the watch out for people who may use the social media platforms to spread hate speech and any other material that could elicit ethnic animosity in the country.
He added that respective government agencies, including the Ministry of Interior and Co-ordination of National Government and the Media Council of Kenya are working together in monitoring the Information disseminated to the public.
He also called on eligible persons to enlist as voters to participate effectively in the forthcoming elections.
The Principal Secretary complained about the low voter registration turn out in the county and reminded the public that it was their constitutional obligation, as eligible voters to take part in the electoral process.
By Joseph Kipkoech, February 2, 2017