Sunday, July 4, 2010

2nd KFS Board Inaugurated In Colourful Ceremony In Karura HQs

The Board poses for a group photo with Minister after the function
Hon. Dr. Noah Wekesa addresses the media after the official function. He is flanked by KFS Director, Mr. D.K. Mbugua
(Below) Members of staff and development partners follow the proceedings. 

The occasion of the inauguration of the 2nd board of management for Kenya Forest Service took place at a colorful event at the KFS Nairobi Headquarters on 22nd June. The inauguration was especially held to take the tasks of the new Board of Management to the next level by putting operational systems in place and provide visionary leadership to enable the Service to take off.

Hon Dr. Noah Wekesa Minister for Forestry and Wildlife, Hon. Josephat K. Nanok Assistant Minister for Forestry and Wildlife, Mohamed Wa-Mwachai Permanent Secretary, Minister of Forestry and Wildlife,Prof. Richard Sylvester Musangi Chairman of the new  Board, Kenya Forest Service and Mr. David K. Mbugua Director of Kenya Forest Service Were among members of the Kenya Forest Board of Management.

Some achievements of the new board of management included enabling a smooth delinking process of KFS from the parent Minisry on matters concerning staff, transfer of assets, and departure from itemized budget to grant transfers from Treasury and authority to retain and spend a part of the revenue generated. However the last board implemented systems to cut down on administrative costs and scale up operational efficiencies. 

“As the second Board of Management, you have a responsibility to move the service to greater Heights and your experiences and years of service in your different capacities attest to the necessary wisdom, “echoed Hon DR.Noah Wekesa. Finally the Minister for Forestry and Wildlife Hon DR.  Noah Wekesa urged the Board of Management Team to ensure the persons being hired are of high integrity and can take up an organization culture embedded on achieving performance targets timely. The event ended with a closing prayer.  

Report & Pictures by Tabitha Nungari 

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