Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong has wished Team Busia that will represent the County in this year’s Kenya Inter-Counties Sports and Cultural Association Games that starts in Kericho on Monday the best of luck.
Speaking before flagging off the team at the Busia County Stadium on Friday evening, the Governor expressed optimism that the team will excel in the games that has brought teams from all the 47 counties.
“Let Busia shine in Kericho; I promise you all our support, and I want you to return home with trophies to confirm that talents abound in the county,” he said, adding that the games will also provide Team Busia with an opportunities to interact with their counterparts from other counties.
The Governor urged county staff to engage in various sporting activities to reduce lifestyle diseases which have become rampant in the country, noting that little exercises will improve one’s health, thus making them live healthy lives.
He promised to spare a day or two to travel to Kericho with his Deputy Mr Moses Mulomi to cheer Team Busia as they battle for supremacy with teams from other counties.
Chief Officer for Youth and Sports Joy Wanga said will send a team of 130 participants in eight disciplines including football for men, choir, traditional dance, scrabble, Ajua, netball and volleyball for men and women.
She assured the Governor that the team had trained enough, and will strive to upset the formbook in the week-long games.
County Public Service Board chairperson and volleyball team manager, Assumpta Obore said sports gives the staff an opportunity to nurture their talents, and challenged the teams to use such opportunities well earn national and international acclaim.
Public Service Management Executive Dr Janet Manyasi who represented her sports counterpart John Mwami urged the Governor to increase the budget for KICOSCA activities to enable many teams to represent the county.
Busia First Lady Judy Ojaamong told the Scrabble team that clinched top spot last year and Ajua which took second position to maintain that magnificent feat.
Those present included Chief Officer for Education and Vocational Training Lydia Nabwire and Marachi West MCA John Oganga among others.