Busia County Assembly has passed a motion that seeks the County Government of Busia to establish information centre.
The centre will handle all archives and history of people who have stamped a mark in the county including political, local, traditional, spiritual leaders and sportsmen and women.
The motion also seeks the County Government, through the Department of Culture, Sports and Social Services, to come up with structures and modalities of honouring political, local, traditional leaders as well as notable pepersons in recognition of their role in building the history of our county.
Deputy Speaker and Angurai North Member of the Country Assembly, Lawrence Okaale Murunga who moved the motion said like is the tradition of the President to honour heroes and heroines during Mashujaa Day, the Governor should do the same during cultural celebrations.
“Our heroes and heroines are ageing. If their information will not be put in the centre to be established then they will not be known,” Hon Okaale said.
He continued: “It’s my prayer the relevant department will establish the info centre where locals and visitors can learn of the history of the county and gain from its rich heritage.”
The DS added that most of these leaders and notable persons pass away without any form of recognition despite contributing in one way or another to the growth of the county.
Members who made their contributions in support of the motion included Felix Omanyi (Bunyala Central), Fredrick Musirimba (Bunyala North), Grace Olita (Angurai South), Bernard Papa (Malaba Central) and Simon Asuka ( Marachi North).
Among the leaders whose information needs to be documented include Former Vice President Moody Awori, long serving Attorney General, Amos Wako, Lorna Pamba, the first Lady Mayor for Busia Municipality between 1997-2000, former Cabinet Ministers John Osogo, Philip Masinde, MP Emoto Ebu, retired councillor Karani Yesuni, among others.
The MCAs said those leaders who stamped a mark but have passed on should have roads of other structured named after them. They include Ojamaa Ojaamong, Oduya Oprong, Achiya Echakara and many others.