The two day election of chairperson and vice chairpersons of 14 Busia County Assembly house committees ended on Friday with no woman elected to occupy any of the positions.
The assembly comprises 53 members, 18 being women. The male dominated house also made sure they have secured seven vice chairperson’s seats and allowing seven others to be occupied by women.
Nominated MCA Angela Nafula Ongura was elected vice chairperson of the high profile Planning, Trade, Tourism, Cooperative and Industry committee. Marachi West MCA John Okanga was elected chairperson.
Angurai South MCA Grace Olita was elected vice chairperson Culture Sports and Social Services with Marachi Central MCA Patrick Obuya as chairman. Zainabu Muyoti (nominated) is the vice chair of Implementation Committee with Namboboto/Nambuku MCA Vincent Olumbe as the chair.
Bwiri Ward MCA Beatrice Kanoti was elected vice chairperson of Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources with Angurai East Ward MCA Job Oteba as the chairperson. Nancy Okademi (nominated) is the vice chair of Health and Sanitation with Bukhayo West MCA Vincent Ojiambo as chairman.
Novena Ndalilro (nominated) is the vice chair of Children, Early Childhood and Vocational Training that is chaired by Linus Asiba (Matayos South Ward). Halima Hussein is the vice chair of Delegated County Legislation. Bunyala South MCA Casper Juma is the chairperson.
Nangina Ward MCA John Obwogo is the chairman of the Budget and Appropriation Committee with Malaba South MCA David Kokonya as vice chairperson. Bunyala North MCA Fredrick Musirimba is the chairperson of the Finance Committee with Ang’orom Ward MCA James Ong’ole as his vice.
Ageng’a Nanguba MCA Evans Barasa was elected chairperson of Public Investment and Accounts Committee with David Luyembe ( Mayenje Ward) as vice chair. Milton Kassamani (Bukhayo Central Ward) is the chairperson of Transport, Public Works and Disaster Management. Moses Echopat (Amukura East MCA) is the vice chairperson.
Nambale Township Ward MCA Mwajuma Toloi was the only elected woman MCA who failed to secure a seat among the three elected.
Photos: MCA Angela Nafula Ongura while taking her oath of office