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Busia CEC Unveils Measure to Fund Sporting Activities in the County

Busia County Executive Committee Member for Sports, Culture and Social Services Paul Olunga Ekwenye has unveiled measures to fund sporting activities in Busia County. 

Busia Sports Funding Meeting

Addressing participants who are attending Basic Advanced FKF/CAF D football and volleyball coaching and referees courses at Hotel Rowcena, the CEC  who was flanked by Chief Officer in the department, Xavier Panyako said the funding will be in the 2023-2024 financial year. 

" Governor H.E Dr Paul Otuoma is passionate about sports. It's unfortunate the previous regime was sluggish about sports for a long time, thus the need for a paragdim shift," he said. 

He added: " In the forthcoming budget , the deparment will factor money to support various sports disciplines. We are serious in our resolve to realize this goal."

Ekwenye thanked Sports CS Ababu Namwamba and Kenya Academy of Sports for having picked Busia County as one of the recipients for the program,  noting  that it will help nurture sports talents that abound in the county. 

The CEC said football is the most popular sport in the county but scarcity of trained coaches had impacted negatively, urging the new coaches to extend their expertise to second and primary schools. 

He said as part of their agenda to revamp sports in the county, the department will embark on securing the Busia County Stadium after the Supplementary Budget which has been tabled in the assembly has been passed and ascended by the Governor. 

" It's unfortunate that there is no water at the stadium which has inconvinienced players who use the facility for training and league matches. We shall strive to change this trend by availing water, " he noted. 

Ekwenye lauded three officials from county, Victor Ochakala (soccer), Salim Suleiman (team manager, soccer) and Solomon Itubo (coach tug of war),,who are attending the course, for their excellent performance at the recently concluded KICOSCA games in Kisumu. 

" The football team performed extremely well but lady luck failed to smile on them. We might engage the same tacticians in the forthcoming Kenya Youth Inter-Counties Sports Association (KYISA) games, " He said. 

He went on:" as a county government we shall utilize coaches who will graduate in the next six days to identify U-23 players from various sub-counties to represent the county at the KYISA games.


 

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