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CRA CEO tours Busia County Stadium, lauds efforts by County Government

The Commission  on Revenue  Allocation Chief Executive Officer  George Ooko on Tuesday made a tour of the refurbished Busia  County Stadium  where he lauded the efforts the County Government  had put in revamping the facility.
” I must commend you for the good work. I know much more is needed  to bring the facility to international standards but the efforts   put so far is laudable,” he said.
Flanked by   County Executive Committee member for Culture and Sports Martin Kafwa,  Ooko  urged the County Government to sponsor  a football team that will  use the facility for its home matches in top leagues.
” I want the County Government  to use the land housing the social hall and a shop to construct a Gymnasium that will be used  for hosting indoor games like Kasarani Gymnasium in  Nairobi.
Russian stand without shades   should  be constructed for fans who  wish to watch matches. The County Government should also involve architects  to explore the possibilities of improving the main stand,” he said.
Ooko said  Athletics Kenya officials  should be involved  in improving the athletics track and include other facilities which have been excluded  and start an athletic club to enable the stadium host international meetings.
The CEO  said  Busia needs to emulate Kakamega and Vihiga which have  sponsored teams in top flight football and  which have helped  brought fame to the respective counties  besides generating revenue.
” The move  will see at least 30 boys employed and  the place transformed to a  major resource for the county.  All these can  become a reality in the next five years or so,” he said.
Kafwa said the County spent Sh27million in coming  up with the refurbished stadium  that  has volleyball, netball and basketball  courts
Ooko was received  at the facility by  Sports Officer Margaret Oduma, Sports Technician  Robert Endire and  Culture Officer  Jacinta Mwandala. Also present was  Director Administration in the Office of the Governor  Robert Muganda.
Photos: Photos: 3800:  CEC for Sports Martin Kafwa, CRA CEO George Ooko and Sports Officer Margaret Oduma  tour the Busia County Stadium on Tuesday.

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