A Film maker from Busia County Frankline Oyosa will offer training to the youth in a bid to have them join the lucrative film industry.
Speaking after meeting the County Executive Committee Member for Youth, Sport, Culture, Tourism and Social Services Bernard Yaite in his office on Monday, Oyosa said he wants to partner with the County Government to have many youth join the film industry.
” I want Busia to exhibit its ability in promoting talents in the film industry. There are many tourist and cultural sites in the county which needs to be exploited. We can then show them in the films,” he said, adding that film makers of international standards can come to Busia and play the films.
Oyosa who graduated from Kenyatta University with a bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts and Film Technology said the youth can prepare their own films with the experience they will acquire from training.
“I love the film industry which I joined soon after living school. I was an actor at the national theatre for four years . I then started acting on televisions before starting my own company,” he said.
On his part , Yaite said the county government will roll out apprentice, talent search and development and youth entrepreneurship programs to empower women, youth and people with disabilities.
He said the training of the youth in the film industry and mapping of tourist and cultural sites will help market the county locally, regionally and internationally.
The CECM said the youth should cease the opportunity and venture into the film industry instead of waiting for white collar jobs which are scarce to get.
“Many artists from Kenya including Lupita Nyong’o have prospered after pursuing art as their career. This virgin sector should be exploited to the maximum,” he said.