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Devolution CS Ann Waiguru has announced that she will overhaul key departments at the National Youth Service (NYS) following recommendations of an audit report by the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC). EACC CEO Halakhe Waqo handed the CS the report yesterday at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies. “Am hopeful that the implementation of the audit recommendation will restore public confidence in the service. Waiguru had through a letter to the to EACC in May last year, asking the commission to undertake a thorough audit of the NYS systems and help them identify areas of weaknesses and seal any loopholes that would abate corruption. PROCUREMENT IRREGULARITIES The report also cited various flaws in the NYS procurement process indicating among other things failure to undertake market surveys to inform procurement planning,awarding contracts to the highest bidders and failure to adhere to procurement regulations set by IPOA. EACC KEY RECOMENDATIONS FOR NYS The EACC also recommended that the NYS works on banking of all revenue collected in line with the Government financial regulations; securing cash collection points and cash offices and maintenance of comprehensive fixed assets registers. Ann Waiguru in whose docket the NYS falls has been put on the spotlight after it was revealed that sh 791 m had been stolen through fraudulent procurement payments.

Devolution CS Ann Waiguru has announced that she will overhaul key departments at the National Youth Service (NYS) following recommendations of an audit report  by the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC).  EACC CEO Halakhe Waqo handed the CS the report yesterday at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies.  “Am hopeful that the implementation of the audit recommendation will restore public confidence in the service.  Waiguru had through a letter to the to EACC in May last year, asking the commission to undertake a thorough audit of the NYS systems and help them identify areas of weaknesses and seal any loopholes that would abate corruption.  PROCUREMENT IRREGULARITIES  The report also cited various flaws in the NYS procurement process indicating among other things failure to undertake market surveys to inform procurement planning,awarding contracts to the highest bidders and failure to adhere to procurement regulations set by IPOA.  EACC KEY RECOMENDATIONS FOR NYS  The EACC also recommended that the NYS works on banking of all revenue collected in line with the Government financial regulations; securing cash collection points and cash offices and maintenance of comprehensive fixed assets registers.  Ann Waiguru in whose docket the NYS falls has been put on the spotlight after it was revealed that sh 791 m had been stolen through fraudulent procurement payments.

The nominees become the first actors that will enjoy benefits that come with the new Kalasha, which has been revamped into an international film & TV festival & market following a partnership with the KFC and the French Embassy.

The new initiative is aimed at positioning the country as the key hub in stimulating intra-trade & worldwide activities in the film and TV fields in East Africa and is expected to bring together for the first time all players from East Africa under one roof.

KALASHA PARTNERS WITH DISCOP

Kalasha International has also partnered with DISCOP AFRICA, with the aim of stimulating co-production and distribution opportunities between Eastern, Western and Southern Africa and underscores the critical importance of intra-African trade to develop and strengthen sustainable content production and distribution industries across the Continent.

“On the 26th-30th October we have the film festival and market at the Kenyatta International Convention Center ( KICC), featuring Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia and the indian ocean islands of Mauritius and Madagascar but within that week we also have two days (28&29) also at the KICC were going to have a conference  market,” said KFC CEO Liz Chogoti.

Participants at the Kalasha International Film market will get opportunities to among other things pitching sessions, content buyers, workshops and conferences.

VOTING

The following categories are now open for public voting:

  1. Best Feature Film
  2. Best Short film
  3. Best Documentary
  4. Best lead Actor in Film
  5. Best Lead Actress in  Film
  6. Best Local Language Film
  7. Best Host in a TV Show
  8. Best TV Drama
  9. Best Lead Actor in TV Drama
  10. Best Lead Actress in TV Drama
  11. Best TV Comedy

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