Bungoma County will partner with the private sector to fast-track sports and culture in Bungoma, Governor Ken Lusaka has said. Speaking in Bungoma town during the launch of the Wellness centre at Wanangali Sports Lodge on Wednesday, Lusaka said his administration will partner with the lodge to improve sporting activities in the region.
Wanangali Company limited is owned by Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi. The County boss pointed out that his manifesto highlighted clearly what he will do in the sports docket affirming that his regime is keen on improving and nurturing talents.
“Bungoma has in the past done well and produced international sports champions, before my five-year term elapses, I assure you that I would have done something to improve sporting activities,” Lusaka noted. However, he called on his political opponents to support him, adding that it is time to deliver what he pledged to the residents of Bungoma.
He affirmed that he is committed to supporting ECDE teachers saying that during his regime he employed many of them. “When I was the governor between 2013- 2017 I employed ECDE teachers but when someone else took over the power they were not treated accordingly. I commit to support them again and take Bungoma where it was those days,” Lusaka affirmed.
On his part, Dustin Kagwa, Wanangali sports lodge general manager lauded MP Wanyonyi for coming up with a brilliant idea to set up a facility in the Western region adding that it will give an avenue for employment opportunities and improve the economy of the region. Kagwa added that all tenders at the facility have been awarded to locals saying that the facility has also improved the economy of the region.
“Currently we are attending to visitors from other counties to bring here money that we use to pay our workers and develop the area,” he said. Lusaka noted that his administration will partner with other organizations within Bungoma and beyond to ensure that Bungoma benefits.
By Brown Wafula