Kwale Governor H.E Salim Mvurya on Monday, 20 July met the Permanent Presidential Music Commission (PPMC) team who paid him a courtesy call in his office at the new county headquarters.
The team led by State House Director of Brand Strategy and Events Thomas Kwaka aka Big Ted and PPMC Director Dr. Donald Otoyo briefed the Governor on the Shs100 million stimulus package for artistes, actors and musicians.
In his brief, Governor Mvurya assured that Kwale county government will work closely with the Permanent Presidential Music Commission in efforts to enhance and grow talents in the county.
He termed the stimulus package as an innovative idea by H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta that inspires the growth of talents in Kenya.
“As a county government we have put up a recording studio and am sure it is going to be quite handy in enhancing the talents in Kwale,” he added.
The PPMC team is in Kwale to record content from Kwale artistes, actors and musicians who benefited from the ‘Work For Pay’ stimulus package in line with the Executive Order by H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta on 6th April.
Through this order, President Kenyatta directed the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage to avail Shs100 million to cushion those in the creative industry during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Artistes, actors and musicians were to produce original content that educates, entertains and also informs the masses on safety and health guidelines on fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.
Several artistes, actors and musicians from Kwale county have benefited from the Fund that is distributed through a campaign dubbed ‘Together At Home.’
Chief Officer for Social Services and Talent Management Ms. Francesca Kilonzo was also present.