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Busia RDC wants Ugandans occupying Kenya’s no man’s land moved

The outgoing Busia Uganda Regional  District Commissioner  Kennedy Otiti  wants  the Ugandan  nationals occupying  Kenya’s  no man’s land  moved out unconditionally. The RDC who has been transferred to Kweng in Northern Uganda   told  the oversight committee on EAC affairs that was on a tour of the border town  that  Ugandans ...

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Busia First Lady to feature in Uganda marathon race

Busia First Lady Judy Ojaamong  will participate in the  Uganda marathon race  scheduled  for Lumino grounds  in Busia  Uganda on  Saturday. Speaker of the Uganda parliament Rebecca Kadaga will  be the chief runner . The aim of the event is   to raise Ksh7m   to equip two maternity wards  so as ...

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Busia Finance CEC enters race to unseat Ababu Namwamba

Mr. Obimbira CEC for Finance and ICT adressing farmers

Busia  County Executive Committee Member  for  Finance Leonard Wanda Obimbira  has announced his intention to unseat  Budalangi MP Ababu Namwamba  in 2017 elections. ”  I am today announcing  my intention to go for the  Budalang’i Parliamentary seat on Orange Democratic Movement ticket.  I want the constituents to get the message ...

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County Fire engine contains West Kenya Sugar fire in record time

Busia    County Government’s   the  new state-of-the-art fire engine  confirmed its presence  when it  managed to contain fire at  West Kenya  Sugar factory at Olepito in a record time. Fire started   at one of the crashing machines at around 8pm on Wednesday. The company Human Resource Manager,  Dickens Okoth said  the  ...

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Busia fishermen on Lake Victoria have decried low fish prices in Kenya, thus forcing them to seek market in neighboring Uganda. Mulukoba Beach Management Unit vice chairman Alfed Agufwa said Ugandan market attracts Sh70 more per kilogram than in Kenya considering transportation costs. ” We incur a lot in transporting fish to Nairobi and earning Sh70 less than if we could sell the same fish in Uganda at no cost incurred,” he said. Speaking while receiving a delegation from Busia County Government led by Director of Administration Robert Muganda on Tuesday, Agufwa had also good news to fishermen on the stock of fish on Lake Victoria. He said fish especially the Tilapia species has increased from 300 kilograms to one ton daily at Mulukoba beach in the past few days due to rising water levels. ” Fishermen are happy with the latest developments. Our only undoing is the market in Kenya which is scarce and with the available ones offering “peanuts” for our fish,” he said. Regarding tribulations Kenyan fishermen were being subjected to on Ugandan waters, Agufwa blamed Kenyans security for sleeping on the job and allowing their Ugandan counterparts to capitalize on the loopholes to harass Kenyan fishermen. ” Kenyan security are supposed to monitor Kenyan boundaries on the Lake but it is not the case. Instead Uganda Revenue Authority, Marine and Fisheries departments in Uganda to patrol the waters . We are victims of harassment from such patrols and our fish and wares confiscated. Kenyan security should also take the initiatives to patrol the Lake to earn respect from their Ugandan colleagues,” he said. Agufwa narrated other challenges facing Kenyan fishermen. ” We have no enough water on the Kenyan side of the Lake. When we are found on the ” Ugandan waters ” we are given conditions to have the fish processed in Uganda or we forfeit our fish stock.” Photo: Mulukoba Beach Management Unit vice chairman Alfed Agufwa at their Mulukoba Beach offices on Tuesday.

Busia fishermen  on Lake Victoria have decried low  fish prices  in Kenya, thus forcing them to seek market in neighboring Uganda. Mulukoba  Beach Management Unit  vice chairman   Alfed  Agufwa  said   Ugandan market attracts Sh70 more  per kilogram than in Kenya  considering  transportation costs. ” We incur a lot in transporting ...

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Water at doorsteps for Bunyala Central schools

Schools in Bunyala Central  Ward are enjoying the benefits of  devolved system of government after  Busia County Government availed water  at their doorsteps. St Anne’s Bunyala Girls Secondary   School is one of the recipients of  the County Government’s initiatives to  have learning institution receive water. The school principal  Consolata Sidai  said  the ...

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