Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong has assured the County team to the sixth edition of the KICOSCA Games that starts on Monday in Kisii that they will honor the annual event.
Speaking at the County Stadium on Friday where he went to check on the team’s progress, the Governor said although the National Government has not disbursed funds to counties he will ensure Team Busia travels to Kisii.
The Governor said he will flag off Team Busia on Sunday noon and urged them to bring more trophies from the 13 disciplines that will feature in this year’s championships, adding that Busia is an emerging county in both outdoor and indoor games.
‘’ I am happy to receive trophies from three Burumba Secondary School players who recently took positions one, two and nine in the national youth scramble tournament to qualify for the World Youth championships in Dubai in December,’’ he said.
The Governor also thanked the County Cultural Dancers for winning top prize trophy during last year’s East Africa Local Authorities and Cultural Association games in Rwanda, and which they will be defending this year.
Deputy Governor Moses Mulomi said the county did very well in last year’s games in Kisii reaching semifinals in various disciplines, exuding confidence that the county will better that performance this year.
Mulomi urged participants to continue with regular training saying it will help reduce lifestyles diseases like diabetes and hypertension which escalate due to idleness.
Chairman Busia Assembly committee on culture and sports Patrick Obuya said three disciplines- athletics, pool and scrabble- will feature in this year’s games for the first time, adding that the assembly will increase funding to the department to increase the number of disciplines at future games.
Those present included Ag. CEC members for Culture and Sports John Mwami, Dr. Isaac Alukwe (Water), Okwara Ekirapa (Public Works) and Chief Officers Joy Wanga (Sports), Richard Achiambo (Animal Resources), Ruth Mukhongo (Agriculture) and Anrew Otiti (office of the deputy governor), Clementina Omoto, Lydia Nabwire (ECDE) and County Public Service Board chair Assumpta Obore.