Thursday, October 6, 2011

KFS Board of Management participates in induction course

The CEO of Center for Corporate Governance Dr. Joshua Okumbe talks to the Board Members and Senior Management on corporate governance at the workshop in Mombasa
Board Members and Senior Management pose for a group picture during the corporate governance workshop
Some senior officers at a viewing platform in the Arabuko Sokoke forest
Members of the Board and Management being briefed by the Zonal Manager for Tana River Forest Zone Mr. George Abuto
The Board Chairman Prof. Richard Musangi plants a tree at the Lamu DC's office assisted by the Lamu Zonal Forest Manager Mr. Maina
The Chairman Prof. Richard Musangi signs the visitor's book at the Forester's officer on Lamu Island

The Kenya Forest Service (KFS) Board of Management led by the Chairman Prof. Richard Musangi and the members of the senior management team have taken part in a corporate governance coarse as part of the induction of the new board to their roles and responsibilities as the policy making organ of the  Service. 

The one day induction course that took place in Mombasa was led by consultants from the Centre for Corporate Governance who helped the Board and senior management understand their unique duties in transforming and moving the forestry sector in Kenya ahead. 

In his opening speech, the Chairman welcomed the participants and urged them to engage openly and freely so that that they can learn new trends in corporate governance to enable them deal with the unique challenges facing the forestry sector in general and the Service in particular.

The KFS Director Mr. David Mbugua on his part thanked the Board members for making time for the induction course and tour. He emphasized the importance of inducting the Board to the functions of the Service saying that it would give them a better perspective of what its mandate is. 

The corporate governance course was part of a five day tour of the Coast Conservancy that took the Board to Malindi, Tana River and Lamu Forest Zones. They were on a familiarization tour of coastal forests which are the sources of livelihood in the largely dry and arid area. The Board also had a chance to view the mangrove forests which form a critical part of the coastal ecosystem apart from being a major source of livelihood for the people. 

Article and pictures by Leakey Sonkoyo

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