Busia Council of Elders has pledged to work with Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong in uniting all communities across the county.
Addressing the press after meeting the Governor, the Council chairman, George Wesonga said they will not engage in politics but to focus on development, to guard the border and to give advice
They thanked the governor, whom they endorsed as their patron, for accepting to give them an office where they will be operating from, and to furnish the same, adding that it will help facilitate their operations.
The Elders urged the governor to involve them in all county development plans; they also pledged to visit learning institutions to talk to the youth so as to bring back discipline that is missing in the teenagers and make them understand that they are future elders.
The Governor said he appreciates the role of elders whom the youth can look upon for advice to move the society forward, thus their need to build the trust bestowed on them.
“ As a County Government we value the role of elders in the County ; we shall move with them in realizing their socio-economic goals,” he said, noting that his Government has started by availing an office for the elders to operate from.
He told the elders to encourage their children to seek political seats irrespective of the marital status.