FROM : COUNCIL, INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED SECRETARIES
TO : MEMBERSHIP
DATE : JANUARY 20, 2021
RE : APPOINTMENT OF AN AD HOC ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO ADVISE COUNCIL ON THE WAY FORWARD ON THE PROPOSED CPS GOVERNANCE CENTRE PROJECT
With an aim of developing its headquarters and offices on its one-acre property located along Kilimanjaro Road, Upperhill, the Institute of Certified Secretaries, incorporated a Limited Company ‘CPS Governance Centre Limited’ to act as an investment vehicle to enable members of the Institute buy shares of the Company and hence participate in the ownership of the Proposed Office Complex. Unfortunately, this project has not taken off to date hence raising a number of concerns.
2. APPOINTMENT OF AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE:
It is on this background that, during a joint meeting held between the Council of Institute of Certified Secretaries and the CPS Governance Centre Board, a resolution was passed that an Advisory Committee be formed to look into the concerns raised including the viability of the project as initially envisioned and the shifting property landscape in Upperhill and in Nairobi at large.
The Advisory Committee is to comprise of nine-member team representing various stakeholders.
The Advisory Committee is expected to present a final report to a joint meeting of the Council and the CPS Governance Centre Board within fourteen (14) days.
The Council will share an elaborate way forward when the Advisory Committee report is adopted.
We request for patience and understanding as we conclusively handle this matter.
CS Obare Nyaega
By order of Council
We have now rebranded to the Institute of Certified Secretaries and our tag line is officially ‘The Governance Profession’.
The official launch was graced by H.E. Prof. Kivitha Kibwana, Governor, Government of Makueni County on 11th April 2018 during the International Annual Conference.
The new website is more interactive and user friendly. Please check out the website and share your feedback.
On behalf of the Council and the Management team, we wish to thank you for all the support.
Business Registration Service (BRS) has introduced a record cleanup process (for all business entities) to enable it to serve its clients better. This process is themed “Link a Business”. The application is a free service to be done by either the company’s director or company secretary.
In this regard, kindly see below for a tutorial on how to “Link a Business” and how to “Add Users” after the application has been approved.
Kindly follow it through to link as many business entities as possible. You are advised to be linked as soon as possible at brs.ecitizen.go.ke as BRS intends to close the manual processes in phases starting with Official Search as at 15th October, 2017.
After the “Link a Business” application has been approved. You can apply for the list of directors and acquire it remotely.
October 3, 2017
REVIEW OF THE INSOLVENCY ACT 2015 & INSOLVENCY REGULATIONS 2016
The Institute has received a letter from the Office of the Attorney General and Department of Justice informing us that the Official Receiver has been in the process of making amendments to the Insolvency Act 2015 and the Insolvency Regulations 2016. Comments and views from various stakeholders have already been incorporated.
The AGs office will have a stakeholders consultation and sensitization meeting to discuss the amendments.
This is therefore to invite you to give any comments you may have on the amendments of the Insolvency Act and Regulations to enable the AGs office consider and incorporate the same.