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Photo: Newly formed Busia County Government Standing Band thrills county residents during the national tree planting day at Benga University in Butula Sub County on Saturday.

New Busia Standing Band thrills leaders during National tree planting day

The newly formed  Busia County  Government  Standing Band made  its   debut in style on Saturday  when it thrilled county leaders and the provincial administration  during the national tree planting day  at Benga University in Butula Sub County.

The patriotic, luhya and lingala  songs  captured the mood of the dignitaries present  including  County Commissioner Michael Tialal, County Executive Committee Members  Dr Isaac Alukwe, Prof Grephas Opata,  Leonard Obimbira, Chief Officers  Omoto Oundo , Maurice Odundo, Lydia Nabwire and Butula MP Joseph Oyula   among others  who got off their seats for a jig.

Chairman County Assembly committee  for  Culture, youth,  sports and Social Services   Patrick Obuya lauded the live band   for  the excellent job, barely a week after   its formation.

” I was not there when the equipment  were procured,  but considering the  inherent benefits  my committee had to push for it.   We are now seeing the fruits of our efforts,” he said.

The county  hired the services of   Music Instructor  (Band and Choir) Apollo Eshuchi and   Ben Mukabwa, the Tambach Teachers College  Fine Art Lecturer  and  Band Trainer  to help in the band’s formation.

Mukabwa, the founder of Jamnazi  Africa and Eshuchi said they  want  to brand Busia  to reflect the real talents that abound in the border county.

Culture, Tourism and  Social Services Chief Officer Moses  Weunda  said their main aim  of starting the  County Standing Band is to make it a reference point  for all counties and the East African region.

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