The Information Officers across the country have been urged to be at the forefront in the gathering and dissemination of news to help the citizenry make informed decisions.
Speaking on Tuesday, when he visited the Nandi Hills Sub-County Information Office to ascertain its status, the Ag. Director of Information, Vitalis Ragul, said the Department is working towards reviving the offices that have not been operational for some time now owing to shortage of staff among other factors.
“Many of our officers have retired leaving some of our Sub-County Offices vacant and others closed down. But with the newly recruited personnel on board, they will occupy the offices and continue publicizing government agenda,” explained Ragul.
Ragul who paid a courtesy call to the Deputy County Commissioner (DCC), Leonard Mgute, at his office also thanked the National Government Administrative Officers for working closely with the Information Officers to ensure Wananchi are informed on the status of government projects.
“I call upon the Administrative Officers to continue with the collaboration with the Information Officers in communicating the government projects and programs in their areas of jurisdiction.
On his part the Nandi East DCC said that he is ready to work closely with the Department to ensure the public is enlightened on what is happening in the government and overall development activities.
The Information Department has 72 offices across the Country, 47 are County Information Offices while others are at Sub-County level.
By Ruth Mainye and Israel Kiptoo