Butula Girls Primary School that will represent Busia County at the National Music Festivals in Nakuru on August 4, received a boost on Thursday from two sons of the soil.
The school defied all odds to qualify for the nationals as first runners up for the first time in decades ; they lost to Kakamega Primary school by one mark due to what the school head Eglay Mukonzo said was due to lack of costumes.
In response to the distress call from the school head, Chief Officer for Culture, Sports and Social Services Moses Weunda and Marachi North Ward Member of the County Assembly Simon Asuka offered to procure for the 18-member team the required costumes.
“Lack of costumes was our doing at the regionals; we appreciate the efforts of our visitors to step in at the hour of need and assure them that the school will strive to bring the trophy to Busia,” Eglay said.
The school will feature in the Class 1044 English Choral Verse category titled: A Sure Deal. The composer Petula Barasa said the choral verse had special message to all calibre of people to save with National Social Security Fund regardless of their status.
In his message to the pupils, Mr Weunda urged them to balance between co-curriculum activities and academics; he lauded the school for sending eight pupils to national schools in 2018 KCPE and for registering a mean score of 321.
The Chief Officer delivered the Governor Sospeter Ojaamong’s well wishes to the team and the school for their historic feat.
Area MCA Hon Asuka told the team to carry the county’s flag with the aim of taking top honours, adding that the challenge of costumes that was their undoing had been solved.