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Photo: County Executive Committee Member for Youth, Sport, Culture, Tourism and Social Services Bernard Yaite and Filmmaker Frankline Oyosa in Busia on Monday.

Busia Filmmaker to recruit the locals into the industry

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.


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