The Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs, Broadcasting and Telecommunication Permanent Secretary (PS) Esther Koimett and members of the ICT Parliamentary Committee led by their chairperson Hon. William Kisang on 10th March 2021 toured the Board’s Nairobi Film Centre (NFC), formerly known as Nairobi Cinema.
The tour was part of the Committee’s monitoring and evaluation oversight inspection visit to KFCB’s flagship projects. The PS and the ICT committee members were received by the Board’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, who guided them to the NFC.
In her remarks, PS Koimett applauded KFCB for establishing the NFC, noting that the facility provides a platform for creatives to showcase their talent.
“The youth have talent that can be turned into jobs if well harnessed,” Koimett said.
Dr. Mutua on his part said the Board is committed on creating a facilitative environment for the youth to nurture their creativity.
“Our vision is to use NFC to enhance our regulatory efficiency while identifying and nurturing talents, when fully operational NFC, will be a state-of-the-art facility with the latest technology for film production and exhibition,” Dr. Mutua said.
He added that the Board is collaborating with the Nairobi City County Government and the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) to establish the Aga Khan Walk area as the Arts District of Nairobi with a variety of art activities that will promote Kenya globally.
“We are grateful to the Government through the Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs for facilitating financial support for the acquisition and refurbishment of the biggest Cinema auditorium in Kenya with a sitting capacity of 850 people,” the CEO concluded.