It’s objective was to create an opportunity for the journalists to better understand and get involved in ActionAid Kenya’s tax justice campaign work, with a view to participate in the Good Governance Festival and provide coverage for the launch
The training was split into two morning sessions between 7: 30 am – 11:00 am for the two days.This was actively facilitated by the governance and communications team.
This invitation came as part of ActionAid Kenya’s efforts to demand for tax reforms in the Kenyan tax architecture for progressive spending by ensuring transparency in allocation of tax incentives to multi-national companies for the delivery of basic services to the citizens of this country.
Through working with anti-corruption platforms established in 9 counties, ActionAid aspires to strengthen its platform’s advocacy against corruption at county and national level by strategically working with partners to monitor provision of basic services. Through the good governance festival 2016, it is envisioned that awareness on the power of tax in delivering basic services is a possible reality for citizens especially those living in poverty and exclusion and cannot be achieved without addressing corruption at the county level.
At the end of the training,ActionAid Kenya promised to partner with the media to create awareness on topical issues in the country among them governance and accountability to deliver basic services to its people as it is crucial to carry out civic education on budgeting to ensure that citizens have capacity and information to hold their government to account.