Kenya News Agency set for transformation

Information, Communication and Technology Cabinet Secretary, has said the government plans to revitalise the Kenya News Agency (KNA) to enable it deliver news content that meets Kenya’s Vision 2030 aspirations.

Mucheru said the government will strengthen and facilitate the KNA through 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 Service and the Agency on Friday at the Teleposta Towers, the CS said the Agency is strategically placed to provide information that give opportunities to the youth, women, the marginalised and people living with disabilities in the society.

The Deputy Director (DD) 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.

Ms. Wanjau said another 20 officers have been identified to contribute specialised articles for the project.

The DD added that the 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. Elija Achoch of the said there was need to change work place attitude, culture and behavior among public officers to achieve efficient and effective delivery of services.

He said the Public Service Act no 1 of 2015 criminalises poor public service delivery and called on civil servants to be committed and provide satisfactory services.

Source: Kenya News Agency.