The County Government of Turkana and Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) have on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for coverage of county projects and programs on television, radio, and digital platforms.
The collaboration agreement signed, by the County Secretary, Peter Eripete said the MoU recognizes the importance of effective communication to create public awareness, transparency, and accountability in the implementation of the county projects and programs.
“This MoU establishes a framework for media coverage and dissemination of information on projects and programs implemented by the County Government of Turkana. This collaboration aims to ensure accurate, timely, and comprehensive reporting to the public through KBC platforms are enhanced,” said CS.
CS Eripete observed that the media coverage of the annual Turkana Tourism and Cultural Festival has significantly contributed to the peaceful co-existence of the previously warring communities.
He revealed that the County Government has on several occasions used the Festival as an avenue and a tool of soft diplomacy to bring peace to the conflicting communities along the shared borders.
CS pointed out that the media coverage of the county’s development programs and projects has strategically positioned Turkana at par with other counties nationally.
The County’s Director for Legal Services Ekai Nabenyo, took the opportunity to unpack the references to clauses and schedules in the MoU for easy understanding of the parties involved.
On implementation of the MoU, Director Nabenyo said, it shall be guided by the principle of government-to-government partnership.
He further said the County Government of Turkana will give the Corporation preferential treatment in the allocation of media coverage of the major events, programs, and projects, while the Corporation will reciprocate by providing airtime to the County Government.
Mary Daraja, the Manager of radio Programs at KBC, assured the County Government of the intensive media coverage for projects, programs, and special events.
Daraja said the four-year agreement shall respect each party’s intellectual property rights and ensure that all content produced and disseminated under the MoU adheres to relevant laws and regulations.
Samson Nakito (Director, supply chain management), Dymphine Emuron (Director, Administration, Office of the Governor), Jackson Nakusa (Deputy Director, Sports), Chuman Achumani (Public Communication and Media Relations) and Apuke Sylvia (Senior Tourism Officer) were present.
The Corporation’s Graham Kirwa (Assistant Editor in Chief, Newsroom ), Martin King’asia (Controler, Radio Content ), and Doris Illere (Senior Producer Head of Eastern Radio Services ) were in attendance.

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13TH-14TH AUGUST 2024