Information, Communication and Technology Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru has said, the government plans to revitalize the Kenya News Agency (KNA) to enable it deliver news content that meets Kenya’s Vision 2030 aspirations.
Mr. Mucheru said the government will strengthen and facilitate the KNAthrough capacity building, branding and upgrading to enable the agency distribute information to the public for national socio-political and economic development.
Addressing officials from the Public Services and the Agency at the Telpostatoday 21st October 2016 Mr. Mucheru said the Agency is strategically placed to provide information that give opportunities to the youth, women, the marginalized and people living with disabilities in the society.
The Deputy Director of Information Ms Esther Wanjau said 15 editors and 15 social media personnel have been trained to fast track preparedness to deliver on news and information targets. MsWanjau said another 20 officers have been identified to contribute specialized article for the project.
Ms. Wanjau added that there Agency has a vast network country wide with offices in all the 47 counties and 23 sub counties that provide timely credible news and information to be distributed to the public for decision making and business transactions.
Dr. Elijah Achoch of the Public Service Transformative Department said there was need to change work place attitude, culture and behavior among public officers to achieve efficient and effective delivery of services.
Mr. Achoch said the Public Service Act no 1 of 2015 criminalizes poor public service deliver and called on civil servants to committed and provide satisfactory services.
October 21, 2016 By Cheruiyot Korir