Deputy Commander Kenya Navy., Senior Naval Officers and Warrant Officers in a group photo after the official opening ceremony.
More than 100 Kenya Navy Warrant Officers undergoing training on how to be effective at their work place and other related administrative skills. The seminar is being conducted at the Kenya Navy Mtongwe Base, Mombasa. The seminar has attracted Service Members of the rank of Warrant Officer Class Two and One from various Naval bases. The seminar was officially opened by the Deputy Commander Kenya Navy (KN) on 14 May 2018.
The four days seminar is geared towards imparting knowledge on how to be effective at the work place and spreading the message of effectiveness across their juniors.
Addressing the participants, the Deputy Commander Kenya Navy Brigadier Charles Kahariri on behalf of the Commander Kenya Navy, Major General Levi Mghalu, expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the Warrant Officers for their immeasurable efforts that has played a role in supporting the past and ongoing operations in the Navy. He noted that the seminar, whose theme is “Effectiveness”, was of great importance since it will help them acquire necessary skills essential for management of personnel and equipments. He urged them to use the knowledge acquired to work effectively and efficiently and to share the same with others who did not get opportunity to attend the seminar.
“As you are aware, proliferation of technology and information change is projected to continue unabated throughout the 21st Century and beyond, similarly, the threats are increasing and changing. We must therefore adapt to the vogaries of technology thus making periodic technical and technological updates and educational opportunities for Warrant Officers paramount to mission accomplishment for Kenya Defence Forces. By this I mean we must continually improve in order to build capacity to overcome challenges and forestall threats. To be relevant in the force, a Warrant officer must therefore have timely training and education, tailored and commensurate to assignment utilization.” said Deputy Commander KN.
He reminded the Warrant officers that they are the backbone of the Navy, the framework in which the service is built. He assured them that the seminar will greatly help them in discharging their roles which include regulating, counseling, advising, nurturing, mentoring among others which are vital to the Navy’s existence and well-being.
Present during the official opening of the seminar were the Deputy Base Commander Mtongwe Colonel Peter Chelimo, Naval Senior Officers, Likoni Cooperative Bank officials and Service Members.
Deputy Commander Kenya Navy Brigadier Charles Kahariri addresses Warrant Officers during the official opening of the Warrant Officer’s Seminar at the Cpl’s Club, Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe.
Warrant Officers at a Media lecture during a four-day seminar at Corporals (Cpls) Club , Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe.
Deputy Commander Kenya Navy. Brigadier .Charles Kahariri Plants a tree at the Cpl’s Club after the official opening ceremony of the Warrant Officer’s seminar.
Deputy Commander Kenya Navy. Waters a tree after he planted it at the Cpl’s Club during the official opening ceremony of the warrant officer’s seminar