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DP DR. RUTO ASSURES KFCB OF HIS SUPPORT TO GROW THE TALENT ECONOMY

CEO Dr. Ezekiel Mutua joined a delegation of film and media industry stakeholders, Kenya National Drama and Film Festival (KNDFF) Secretariat and drama trainers for a luncheon meeting with the Deputy President His Excellency Hon Dr. William Ruto. The meeting followed the 60th Edition of the KNDFF with the aim of discussing modalities of using drama and film to create jobs for the youth and stimulate economic development.

Further, the meeting explored areas of collaboration in nurturing and exploiting talents identified at the Festival. This is with a view to increase opportunities for youth employment, promote our culture and the arts, and grow the economy. With the fete drawing participants from learning institutions across Kenya, there is need to establish talent centres to create a platform for youth to hone their skills, express themselves and stir demand for local content. This shall stimulate production and consumption of more local content that celebrates and promotes our culture and national identity and aspirations.

Addressing the meeting, DP Dr. Ruto reiterated his commitment to support the Board’s program of identifying and nurturing talent among the youth beyond the drama and film festival and beyond school. KFCB commits to work with the Ministry of Education and other like-minded institutions to grow the industry to a world class level. The luncheon was graced by Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha, Basic Education PS Dr. Belio Kipsang, Tharaka Nithi Governor Muthomi Njuki among other dignitaries.