The CECM for Devolution and Public Service Administration Dr. Seth Odongo was the guest of honor during the launch of Kenya Correspondents Association (KCA) Booklet: Reporting Devolution: A Journalist’s Guidebook.
Dr. Odongo assured the media fraternity of the County Government’s backing in their role of informing the public. He said that devolution has made incredible positive changes in management of public service. The Chairman of the KCA, William Oloo Janak emphasized the need for journalists to be prompt in reporting about the progress of devolution.
Effective reporting on devolved government requires research and interaction with new publications from different institutions and authorities involved in the devolution advocacy.
“The smarter the journalists are, the better off the society is. For to a degree, people read the press to inform themselves – and the better the teacher, the better the student body.” (Warren Buffett).
Book aims to help journalists generate appropriate media content that will inspire more informed public discourse and citizen participation in devolution.