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Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong has urged county residents to take advantage of many available business opportunities in areas they have comparative advantage. Addressing members of Busia County University of Eldoret Students Association (BCUESA) at Hotel Rowcena in Busia town on Saturday during a fundsdrive that helped raise Sh350,000, the Governor said there are many business opportunities but few locals venture into them.
” Phones are very vital tools to transact business these days, but people use social media day in day out to abuse others instead of transacting business and earn a living,” he said.
The Governor challenged students to work hard and achieve their goals, giving an example of how he started from a humble beginning to become the longest serving politician in the county. He said delays in rolling out bursaries was occasioned by many bottlenecks including rules and regulations, noting that his government is now set to disburse the funds in the next few days.
Ojaamong told the students to take advantage of scholarship program offered by his government to pursue studies in specialized courses including Medicine and Surgery, Engineering and law.
The county boss dismissed claims that his government has not done much. ” We have built 85 per cent of ECDE classrooms, most roads within Busia and Malaba
town have been tarmacked and streetlights installed in most major towns.
My government built Kenya Medical Training College Busia Campus, we have modern High Dependency Unit/ICU and East African Laboratory, 300 bed Capacity Maternity and Newborn unit at the Referral hospital.
Condusive investment climate has led to construction of two sugar factories at Busibwabo and Olepito, not forgeting maize milling plant, bakery, petrol stations and hospitality industry which continue to grow,” he said.
Chief Officer Public Works Stephen Nasiagi told the students how he rose from a boda boda
rider to the current position. Chief Officer Public Service Management Clementina Omoto said they are working on the internship policy, noting that students will gain on the job experience as they wait for employment.