The directorate of sports issued sports gears towards the development of sporting activities in Kolwa East ward.
The Ag. Director for sports, Mr. Ken Otieno gave out Uniforms, footballs and shoes to the ward administrator, Ms. Dorothy Okumu. This has been made possible through the county ward development program and as a result of teamwork between the ward administrators and the members of County Assembly to boost sports activities.
The ward development program is in line with Governor Nyong’os manifesto and ten-point agenda which includes promotion of sports, skills development and innovation with the aim of nurturing and identifying talents among youths within the county.
Kolwa East ward is one of the beneficiaries of the ward development program in sports. Other wards including Nyalenda, Milimani market, Kaloleni Shaurimoyo, Kolwa Central, Kisumu West have so far benefited. Next in line are North Nyakach and Kajulu wards.
According to sports officer Mr. George Ouma, the directorate has also purchased sports gears towards the ‘Mpira Mashinani’ tournaments and are currently being issued to sports clubs within Kisumu such as Manyatta youth club, Ahero football club and Kajulu football club.
“This has been beneficial to the youths because they get exposure, job opportunities and it boosts young upcoming sports clubs within the wards,” said Mr. Ouma.
By Beatrice Akinyi
The directorate of Arts and Culture together with the Great Potential African Youth (GPAY) and the Associazione Culturale Cinemadamare held a meeting to discuss the upcoming 2019 Cinemadamare Africa Chapter that is to be held on the 9th of November through to the 15th December, in Kenya.
GPAY and its partners are looking forward to host the 17th Edition Cinemadamare Africa Chapter in Kenya, an event that will target young film makers. In partnership with the Cinemadamare-Africa, the biggest gathering of young filmmakers is aimed at promoting talent projects that tackles socio-economic, cultural and environmental issues through film making entrepreneurship and talent value.
The Participants are drawn from different countries across the world who make short films each week in every city that they visit. The Kenyan event is set to target 5 counties including Nairobi, Kisumu, Nakuru, Makueni and Kilifi organized in collaboration with various stakeholders from corporate, governments and NGOs.
The Cinemadamare Africa Chapter launch in Kenya focuses on benefiting the county government of Kisumu through opening up Kenyan tourism cultural sites to the local and international participants, promoting long term revenue collection to all sectors of the Kenyan economy, opening up Kenyan filming attractions in our counties.
In his remarks, the Ag Director Arts and culture Mr. Kenneth Otieno pointed out the need to convene a county committee to spearhead the 17th Edition in Kisumu.
By Beatrice Akinyi,
Edited Matilda Atieno
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It is a dream come true for Kisumu All Stars having secured their elevation to the Kenya’s Sportpesa Premier League come next season following a victorious defeat over Thika United on Sunday the 9th of June at Thika Stadium, Kiambu County.
The Blue Eagles led by Coach Frank Oduor finished second with 80 points in the National Super League table, just one point behind the leading team Wazito FC after thrashing the relegated Thika United 7: 1.
The team came close to scoring in the second minute by Erick Otieno, and Ian Motanda netting hat rick together with Moses Odhiambo and Alvin Ochieng also scoring.
The promotion represents the bigger prize, as well a worthy reward for the Blue Eagles and Kisumu County as a whole for having another second home team after the 2010 relegated original Kisumu all stars participating in the high and competitive Premier League alongside their counterparts Western Stima.
All Stars will be participants of the Sportpesa league with the likes of the top league Champions Gor Mahia, AFC Leopards, Kariobangi Sharks, setting another record by putting Kisumu County in the football limelight.
Following their (Blue Eagles) glory to the top league football, County government which offers financial support to the team, and their sponsors (Royal Dental Clinic) will now focus to build up a more promising Allstars club that they believe will dominate the premier league.
By Vello Wendo
Kisumu County hosted a corporate engagement forum on domestic travel organized by the Kenya Tourism Board (magical Kenya) in conjunction with County government and the members of the Western Kenya circuit at the Jambo Impala Ecolodge.
The forum which was officially opened by the Kisumu County minister for tourism and the chair of the 47 County Ministers in charge of tourism, Achie Ojany – Alai, brought together stakeholders from the tourism industry as well as corporate officials from the non-tourism sector with the aim of sharing information and exploring tourism opportunities as a way of revitalizing domestic tourism in Kenya, under the theme Work, Travel, Save and Repeat.
In her remarks, the County Minister challenged the corporate fraternity to take time off work to engage in domestic tourism as a way to refresh revitalize and stimulate. Hon Achie urged the players to think of making a memorable experience to the tourists.
“My main plan is to market Kisumu and the Western Kenya Circuit to the tourism national grid,” said Hon. Achie.
The County minister also mentioned the upcoming Africities as an opportunity where Kisumu residents and its neighbours can explore by providing accommodation and entertainment in their homes.
Speaking on behalf of the board, the representatives emphasized on the vision and mission of the board adding that their mandate is to market Kenya’s diverse experiences.
The general concern was that there is need to connect Western Kenya to the national grid in matters tourism, a call that was echoed by every speaker at the forum.
The board also assured the forum of combing the Western Kenya circuit by exploring medical, sports as well as domestic tourism in the region.
The forum was attended by members of the Business Community, Doctors, civil servants, Tour Guide operators from the Western Kenya circuit, Kenya Wildlife Service and representatives of the Kenya Association of Hotel Keepers and Caterers.
By Matilda Atieno