This department has various divisions that include;- Administration, Human resources, Finance and Accounts; Economic Planning, Procurement, Aids Control Unit and Public Communications. These divisions perform different specialized duties that collectively ensure the smooth running of the Ministry.
Directorate of Information Services
The directorate of Information is responsible for: formulation, interpretation and implementation of information policies, strategies and programmes; Conducting information research and provision of appropriate strategies; advising on all matters relating to information services; cover development projects socio-economic and cultural activities in line with the constitution and the Vision 2030 and millennium Development goals (MDGs); The department also provide information that enhances security, peace and national cohesion; coordinating all information services locally and outside the country; gathers , packages, documentation and disseminate news and information Additionally the department is responsible for writing and /or translating articles and features; verifying the accuracy of the news; dispatching news to other media and maintaining an effective newsletter; digitizes and avails information to the citizenry on the Government Information Portal. The department is located at Uchumi House in Nairobi but has regional offices across the country.
For more information – www.kenyanewsagency.go.ke
Directorate of Public Communication
The directorate of Public Communications is responsible for: formulation, interpretation and implementation of National Public Communications policies, programmes and strategies; management of public communications; branding, promotion and maintenance of positive image of the government both locally and internationally; building of mutual relations between internal and external publics; carrying out research on public opinion on specific sectoral areas in the government and providing appropriate intervention strategies; The department advises ministries/departments and agencies on matters of public communications including dissemination of public communication and stakeholders engagement; The department products are information, Education and communication (IEC) materials; It prepares media reviews, briefs and press releases/statements; supplements , documentaries and features similarly it advises the government portal and management of content generation in ministerial website.
For more information –www.mygov.go.ke