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Photo: Busia County Commissioner Michael Tialal during the Madaraka Day celebrations at Busia County Stadium.

Busia County is safe, thanks to mature leadership- County Commissioner

Busia County Commissioner  Michael Tialal has lauded  the  mature leadership of the County that has  catapulted  it to safe haven.

In his off -the cuff  speech after reading President Uhuru  Kenyatta’s  Madaraka Day speech at Busia County Stadium,  the County  Commissioner  told the residents to take  advantage of the  leadership   to progress this county.

 ”  Together  we shall work with the progressive leadership of the county  so that we are able to take Busia to the next level,” he said.

Tialal concurred with the   sentiments made by  the County Executive Committee Member for Agriculture and Animal Resources  Dr Moses Osia that Busia is a beautiful county with plenty  of rain and fertility  but residents  don’t take advantage  of that rare phenomenon to increase crop production.

 The CC admitted that   business  in Kenya has gone  down   with most  Kenyans crossing to  Uganda to buy goods.  ” There is  need by East African  Leaders  to harmonize taxation to  save Kenyan businessmen from imminent closure,” he said.

Nominated  Member  of  the  County  Assembly   Halima Mohammed had raised an alarm bell that  most Kenyans had opened bars and hotels  in Uganda  due to low taxation, thus pushing all  Kenyans to drink or  buy goods in Uganda.

Tialal   revealed  that illicit trade across the border   continue to rare its ugly head  with  perpetrators using school children and people with Disability to import contraband goods and drugs.

” Other  people  cross with stolen  Ugandan vehicles  where they change the number plates. We have arrested several people  while others are still  are  large  and we are in pursuit of them,” he said.

He also disclosed  that most people  have opted to keep their vehicles  at the   DC’s offices  and police stations  for feat of being  stolen . “We shall not relent on our pursuit for law breakers.”

The CC  said the night ban on boda boda riders will not be lifted despite an appeal by the riders’ chairman  Eric Makokha who wanted a few   to be allowed to operate  to carry commuters who arrive late.

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