Deputy Governor H.E. Prof. Philip Museve Kutima was today the chief guest as this year’s county polytechnics’ ball games came to a closure at Khwisero Sports ground, Khwisero Sub county, Kakamega County.
In H.E. Governor Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya’s speech read by his deputy Prof. Kutima, the Govenor said the link between extra-curricular activities and excellence in education and training programmes was so strong and added that his government has committed resources for success of both quality education and sports activities in the county. H.E. the Governor said the county government has invested in polytechnics to improve learners technical skills and expertise and encourage self employment among the youths.
Deputy Governor H.E. Prof Kutima on his part challenged the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology to empower the winners in each category much more than just individual team trophies as a way of encouraging the young sportsmen and women.
In the two day event, five sports disciplines namely Football, Netball, Volleyball, Handball and Athletics were showcased. Khwisero Sub county beat Malava 1-0 in the men’s football final as their women counterparts defeated Malava sub county 19 – 16 in netball final. Malava sub county won the overall title in athletics and also lifted the men’s volleyball title thrashing Ikolomani sub county 3 sets to nil in a hotly contested final. Lugari sub county beat Shinyalu 10-7 to lift the men’s handball title.
The ceremony was also attended by CECM Education, Science and Technolgy Joseph Indire, County Head of Polytechnics Mr. Solomon Atianyi and former Marama West MCA Hon. Habil Nanjendo Bushuru among others.