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Busia County Receives Water Treatment Machines worthy Millions of shillings

Busia County Government has received a Mobile Water Treatment machine, three Honda generators and three collapsible tanks worth millions of shillings  from Lake Victoria North Water Basin Authority for emergency use in floods prone areas of Teso  and Budalangi. Speaking while receiving the equipment from LVNWSB  Environment  Officer Ibrahim  Oluoch  at Mundika Water treatment plant on Wednesday, Busia County Executive Committee…

Busia to hold stakeholders meeting over plastic bags ban

Busia County Government will hold stakeholders’ meetings  in Busia and Malaba next week to chart  the way forward  over  last Monday’s  ban on plastic bags  by the National  Environment  management Authority (NEMA). County Executive Committee Member for Environment  Bernard Yaite revealed on Wednesday   that the stakeholders meeting will be preceded  by  public barazas in all the seven  sub counties  to enlighten the public on the need to obey   the law  to…

Busia traders in mixed reactions over plastic bags ban

Day two of  the plastic  bags ban by the  National  Environment  management Authority elicited mixed reactions among Busia traders on Tuesday with some backing the move while others calling for  more time before the ban could be effected. Leading supermarkets  Tesia and Frank Matt  took  an early precautions to purchase synthetic bags  to cushion again the ban  by NEMA of the plastic bags. Tesia manager  Joseph Mwaura  said…

Youths are losing ‘network’ over changaa and bang- Teso North Chief

Kakapel Location Chief in Teso  North  Vincent Etyang has raised an alarm over irresponsible  drinking of illicit changaa brew and bhang  by the youth  in his location which has led to most of them losing ‘network.’ Speaking during the burial of   Miriam Arupia,90,   at Kekalet village at the weekend, Etyang regretted the middle generation might  become  extinct since most of the youth  are becoming impotent.…

Busia Elderly, PWDS and Children to get free NHIF cover

The Elderly, People living with disabilities and ECDE children will be the main beneficiaries in  Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong’s administration if  it forms the next government  after the August 8th general elections. They will be provided with  free NHIF cover. The assurance was contained in the Ojaamong’s scorecard and manifesto  he unveiled on Sunday at Butula Polytechnic flanked by his…

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