By Nancy Juma
The governor H.E Prof. Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o today met with senior editors from Nation Media Group at his City Hall Office.
The team led by Head of News Mr. Washington Gikunju informed the Governor that the mission is touring counties to connect with clients.
He said that they are keen to demystify the narrative woven round editorial work as people with no connection to human interaction as they are mostly confined behind editorial offices.
The discussions also panned around areas of ongoing works at the port, the urban regeneration the city is undertaking and the upcoming 9th edition of Africities Summit.
Governor Nyong’o expressed his desire to see a relationship with the media guided by professional ethos.
He said that the media must be the mirror upon which happenings in society are reflected-both positive and negative.
About the ongoing urban improvement, he stressed on the need to encourage and empower endogenous businesses.
“The fundamental vision is to position Kisumu as a trading capital just as the origin of the name – kisuma, implies. This can only be achieved if we plan the city and the county in general to be able to attract investments which in turn will improve lives and the livability of the city”, he said.
The two parties committed to working in collaboration for the greater good of the society.
The CECM for Finance and Planning Mr. George Okong’o commended Nation Media for trading with a human face.
Other editors present were, Mike Owuor of the Sunday Nation, Daniel Mune, the Regional Editor NTV, Harry Misiko news editor Daily Nation, Dorcas Mugo Gender Editor and Caroline Wafula- Regional Editor Nyanza.
The editors were accompanied by the regional commercial team of Ken Opande and Bela Makokha.
The governor was accompanied by the County Executive Member for Finance Mr. George Okong’o.