Kitui County Govt., USAID hold five-day media workshop


On Monday, May 15, 2023 -The County Government of Kitui in collaboration with USAID today kicked off a one-week training workshop for Public Communication Officers and Kitui-based journalists with a view to building capacity of the media teams.

Kitui Deputy County Secretary Alex Kimanzi officiated the launch of the training, which is being conducted through USAID’s Resilient Learning Activity (RLA) program and facilitated by MindNextMedia Communication, at KEFRI Kitui.

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He underscored Governor Dr. Julius Malombe’s administration’s commitment to work closely with the media to ensure timely and consistent flow of information and feedback between the county government and Kitui residents.

Mr. Kimanzi, who was representing the Ag. County Secretary Agnes Mulewa, was accompanied by Mr. Onesmus Kilonzo, the Director of Governor’s Press/Public Communication.

The training seeks to strengthen the resilience capacities of the journalists through knowledge management and strategic communications practices.

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The workshop further aims to bolster the relationship and links between the various media outlets, the County Government, and USAID implementing partners to enhance information sharing with local communities.

This will be achieved through establishing and understanding the existing county capacities, gaps and opportunities in strengthening strategic communications functions for resilience among other objectives.

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The seminar will include two days of media practice engagements, two days of capturing local stories in the field and culminating in one-day forum to review the stories.

The program is being spearheaded by renowned media personalities in this country among them Prof. Levy Obonyo, Daniel Mule (former NTV News anchor), Yusuf Ibrahim (former KTN News anchor), and Rachel Kibui, a development communication expert.

CGoK-Comm. Dept.//