The County Government of Uasin Gishu is working to undertake and harness sports development as a bait for economic empowerment and fostering cohesion.
The devolved unit has laid strategies to support grassroots sports for the youth to realize and eke out lives through it, an idea fundamentally geared towards solving unemployment and ultimately keeping the young generation out of alcohol and substances abuse.
Speaking while receiving the county team that participated in the Kenya Inter-Counties Sports Association, Governor Jonathan Bii outlined his government’s agendas of making sports a profitable venture.
My administration is working to help our youth make sports as an employment by rolling out programs that are geared towards offering them opportunities to show what they are good at,” said the Governor.
The County boss also disclosed that the program will be harnessed to foster and bring the spirit of cohesion and peace among communities residing in Uasin Gishu County. “Sports bring people together for cheering and embracing the spirit of positive competition; this is what we are also focusing to achieve.”
The Governor’s Volleyball tournament is coming up later this month, with up to 150 teams already sharpening their mettle ahead of the rumble that presents big prizes for the winners.
Governor Bii also lauded the County’s team for their impressive performance in the sports held in Kisumu in January. The county emerged fifth overall, having taken athletics, choir and men’s volleyball titles, among others.
Deputy Governor Engineer John Barorot disclosed that the County is working on establishing a sports facility for staff to nurture and improve their talents as well as keep healthy.
County Executive for Sports, Engineer Lucy Ng’endo called on the youth to enlist for the tournament. “It is your opportunity to show your talent, so take this chance to prove yourself.”
County Executive Committee Members, Members of County Assembly, County Secretary and other senior county staff attended the trophy ceremony held at the county headquarters.
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