By Jerry William Ochieng
A periodical feasting season offering the best of traditional and modern foods sampled to satisfy the middle class and organized by professionals from across Siaya County is on going in Sega Town this evening. This is one of the several seasons of the now ritual KUON FESTIVAL that is quickly developing into a local tourism brand, rotating across the six subcounties of Siaya County. Previous seasons have been graced by the mighty in politics and business including His Excellency Cornel Rasanga AMOTH, the reigning Siaya Governor.
Hon. Ochanda, the Bondo MP and a promising county level politician has offered the key note address in today’s festival this evening. In his remarks, the two time Bondo legislature urged the celebrants numbering towards 100 that the Siaya Political Forum that organizes the periodical festival could constructively organize to spearhead debate and action on topical issues while freely advocating the freedom of information.
The Bondo MP further reminded the members that with the wealth of professionals drawn from all shades of professions, the Siaya Political Forum could metamorphose into an alternative government to discuss topical issues and keep leadership in check through formal channels.
Andy Olunga on behalf of the college of the group administrators had earlier welcomed Siaya Political Forum members to the occasion.
Politicians, both in office and aspiring have lately sponsored friends and handlers to also partake of the social event with the potential to get to meet the movers and shakers of the local economy. Future KUON FESTIVALS can only be better and the County Government of Siaya could easily harness into it’s potential to spur socio-economic take off in the tourism and hospitality chain.
The writer, Jerry William Ochieng, is the Communication Director Siaya County Government.