Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Quarterly Liaison Meeting Held In Mombasa

Director makes his presentation on day one of the meeting

A site-seeing tour of the Mtwapa Creek 

One of the two eco-tourism sites identified for further development

The second liaison meeting involving Senior Management and Heads of Conservancies was  held last week in the Coast Conservancy. The meeting which was first held in late January in Nairobi will be rotating around the ten conservancies every quarter. The next one will be held in Garissa.

During the meeting in Mombasa, various programmes and support functions made presentations on progress made todate towards achieveing the envisaged forestry reforms in the country. Very lively plenary sessions were held, where every Division’s and Department’s role was put on the spotlight.

During the opening session the Director Mr. D.K. Mbugua noted that great strides have been made in forestry reforms, but noted that more work lay in the future.  He note the achievements made by the pioneer Board of Directors and management team. Most notable he said were the great strides made in enhancing revenue collection. Although the Service has more than doubled its collections every year since 2007, the full potential was yet to be realized.

In an ice breaking presentation, the SDD, Mr. E.N. Mugo made an educative presentation on team work using the analogy flying geese which need to maintain a V formation to ensure least resistance to the wind. He requested all managers to “fly in formation” so as to achieve greater results.

During the meeting the unified insignia based on matching ranks in professional, technical and security cadres was also inaugurated and all officers who have undergone the induction course in Emali were issued with their ranks. 

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