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There is peace in Busia- County Commissioner

Busia County Commissioner  Michael Tialal has assured the business community that there is peace in the County after  the August 8th general elections. Speaking after attending  Assumption of Office Committee meeting at the County Government offices in Busia Town on Tuesday , the County Commissioner thanked the people of Busia County for embracing peace. ”  There are no people bent…

Three former Councillors in Busia MCAs line up

Three Councillors with the defunct Local Authorities are in  the 35  Busia  Members of the County Assembly  line up following the just concluded General Elections. Amukura West  MCA  in Teso South Abiud Ochilangole  is the  only MCA who was in the First Busia County Assembly to survive voters’ apathy in the August 8th general elections. The veteran Ochilangole was the chairman of Malaba…

CECs, Chief Officers will have one year renewable contract- Ojaamong

Busia Governor-elect  Sospeter Ojaamong  has revealed that County Executive  Committee Members and Chief Officers will have their contracts renewed every year depending on their performance. Speaking at Uganda Martyrs Busia Catholic Church where he attended  a thanks giving mass, the Governor-elect  the CECs and COs  will no-longer think they will serve for five years without  justifying their performance. ” Those who will…

Ojaamong retains Busia Gubernatorial seat

Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong  of the Orange Democratic Movement  managed to successfully retain his seat after edging out his closest challenger  Dr Paul Otuoma of Independent   by 135,153 votes to Otuoma’s 125,905. Ululations filled the Busia Agricultural Training Centre  on Thursday when  County Returning Officer Fredrick Apopa declared  Ojaamong the winner at 8.45pm, ending three days of agony over the delay in the…

Ojaamong dismisses claims by opponents that the tarmacking of roads are politically motivated

Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong has dismissed  claims by his opponents  that the tarmacking of major access roads in Busia and Malaba towns  respectively are politically motivated. Addressing the press after inspecting the tarmacking of  1.4km   Port Victoria Plaza-Junction- Catholic Church- Busia Referral Hospital- Tesia Supermarket- Highway road  on Friday, the Governor  said  the claims   were baseless. ” It is the Members of the County…

Chakol North residents welcome Busia Government’s rural electrification project

Chakol North residents in Teso South  have welcomed the rural electrification project sponsored by the  Busia County Government in collaboration with the Rural Electrification Authority (REA). The project  which will cover 19 villages across the county  was officially launched on Thursday  by the Chief Officer for Public Works and Energy Moses Weunda  at Ikileng village in Moru Karisa location. Chakol North…