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KFCB AND KRA FORGE PARTNERSHIP TO GROW THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY

The Kenya Film Classification Board Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, this morning hosted top officials of the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) led by their Chief Manager for Trade Facilitation, Ms. Margaret Mageto for discussions on collaboration in regulating the importation of filming equipment. During the the meeting, Dr. Mutua rooted for partnerships between Government agencies and the private sector noting that the current convergence of technology and the changing landscape calls for enhanced and diverse strategies in regulating film and broadcast content. The KFCB CEO observed that the COVID-19 COVID-19 pandemic is proof that the future of doing business is in partnerships and collaborations. On her part, Ms. Mageto noted the need for KFCB and KRA to collaborate in ensuring that only authorized film agents clear foreign filmmakers at the time of entrance. KFCB and KRA agreed to work on modalities that will ensure that the filming industry in Kenya thrives during this COVID-19 pandemic and post COVID -19. KFCB is committed to working closely with like-minded institutions in efforts geared towards promoting the creative industry in line with the Presidential Big 4 Agenda. The Board is also working with stakeholders on how to revive the creative industry after the COVID-19 pandemic.