Information, Communications and Technology Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru says he wants to leave a legacy by transforming Kenya Broadcasting Corporation.
Mucheru said President Uhuru Kenyatta has a commitment to make KBC succeed adding that it his duty to ensure the President’s desire is fully implemented.
Speaking at Kenya Broadcasting Corporation head office during a meeting with employees to introduce the new Managing Director Naim Bilal, Mucheru said more needs to be done to awake KBC which he said is a sleeping giant.
Bilal expressed his gratitude to the CS and board of directors for the appointment but was clear to urge the employees to support him in carrying out his mandate.
“I maybe the captain but I can’t do it alone. I look forward to working with you, I need your support as well as your professional input.” He said.
Bilal said the challenges facing the national broadcaster will be addressed through the support of the employees and urged them to feel free to interact with him on issues affecting service delivery.
He said he wants KBC to be a major yet trusted authority in news as well as production just like other public broadcasters world wide.
The CS urged the new MD, to work with the industry and guarantee improved and efficient distribution of TV content that can be received across the country.
Mucheru said the Government will look into some of the concerns raised by employees among them the failure by the Corporation to remit deduction towards their pension as well as issues of favoritism during recruitment.