Youth Affairs PS Pays Courtesy Call on KFCB
The State Department for Youth Affairs and The Arts Principal Secretary, Mr. Ismail Maalim Madey, today 3rd April 2023 paid a courtesy call on the Board. The PS was received by the Board's Chair, Mr. John Njogu Njoroge, HSC.
The objective was to visit the Nairobi Film Centre (NFC), a facility that is managed by the Kenya Film Classification Board.
During the familiarization tour, the PS was briefed on the objectives of the facility, planned renovations that will turn the NFC into a state-of-the-art facility, as well as its key role in spurring the creative economy.
The PS applauded KFCB for spearheading the NFC project, noting that it is a worthy initiative.
Mr. Wambua said that plans are underway to rehabilitate and refurbish the NFC to a state-of-the-art facility that will continue to provide a platform for content creators to showcase and monetize their work.
The PS then visited the KFCB offices at Uchumi House and interacted with staff.
The Board acquired the 850-seater NFC in 2018 with a view to creating a platform for creatives to showcase their diverse art.
Since its commissioning, the facility has continued to pull in a steady stream of screening episodes and stage performances, among others, providing a conducive platform for content creators to market their works as well as earn from their craft.
KFCB is a State Corporation mandated by the Films and Stage Plays Act, Cap 222 of the Laws of Kenya, to regulate the creation he creation, broadcasting, possession, distribution and exhibition of film and broadcast content.
Regulation is meant to ensure that content conforms to Kenya’s culture, moral values and national aspirations as well as to protect children from exposure to inappropriate content.