The government will establish an outreach desk to coordinate government communication offices.
The Government Spokesman, Col. (Rtd) Cyrus Oguna said the desk will create synergy amongst all government communicators in a bid to articulate coordinated government policies and programmes that can be relayed effectively to members of the public.
The Spokesperson said through consistency and effective communication members of the public will be conversant with the programmes and activities the government is undertaking in their areas and the role they ought to play as stakeholders.
Col. (Rtd) Oguna told Public Communication Officers and Information Officers at his Telposta offices on Tuesday that they have an important role to inform and create awareness amongst members of the public on what the government is doing and in particular the Big 4 Agenda.
“We need to organize our jobs well and give it 100 percent, when you work as a team, keep talking amongst yourselves and are aware of what is happening around you, you will be a jack of all trades and a master of communication,” he added.
Col. (Rtd) Oguna said as government communicators, “I urge you to exploit every single opportunity. There is so much happening, elevate it to benefit Wanjiku,” said Oguna and added all communicators should have an eye and nose for news.
The Spokesperson encouraged the officers to work as a team, saying that through teamwork and collaboration they will be able to come up with new products, and make the outcome of their work more visible and productive.
“As officers delegated with the duty of disseminating information you should not care about the credit you receive but the credibility of the information being passed,” he stressed.
Present at the meeting were the Information Secretary, Judy Munyinyi, the Acting Director of Information, Esther Wanjau and the Acting Director of Public Communication, Eunice Muthamia.
By Bernadette Khaduli