Miss Pretty Narotso, a 22 year student from the Technical University of Mombasa is new Busia Miss Tourism 2023.

Miss Narotso was closely followed by 25 year old Miss Clare Auma, a Special Needs Education teacher who bagged Ksh 70,000 and a certificate emerging the runners up while 23 year old Vivian Maloba, a journalism student at Multi -Media University came a distant third bagging Ksh 50,000 while other participants got Ksh 5,000 and certificates.

The event organized by The Department of Sports Culture Youths and social services, Ms. Narosto was crowned a winner after she triumphed over other 15 contestants at the finals enabling her to receive a prize of sh100,000.

Busia first lady and the county’s tourism patron Mrs. Seline Otuoma noted that the event will open up the county’s tourism sector, a move set to be achieved through advertising across “all possible platforms” to attract tourists.

Mrs otuoma who graced the occasion noted that it is time for Busia and counties forming the lake region economic block to invest in tourism as a way of boosting revenue generated for the counties.

“It’s time to take up the seriously blue economy, Busia is one of the Lake Region Economic Block (LREB), and we need to invest heavily in it to make sure we have something to sell to the other LREB members and it will also be one way of bringing investors in our county.”

Busia first lady Seline Otuoma

She noted that through the diverse cultures, Busia can retain its lost glory, promising to work with Miss Tourism to help Busia achieve what was lost.

She called upon the Department of Sports, tourism, and social culture to make sure more culture centers are opened across the county which will also contribute to job creation, challenging the young people to stay away from drugs.

“I congratulate all the participants more so Cynthia Dayo who has shown that disability is not inability. I further call upon youths to shun drugs and work however little.”

Seline Otuoma

Assembly speaker Fredrick Odilo advised residents of Busia to visit tourist sites in Busia and invest in them to make sure Busia stands out as a tourist attraction both locally and internationally.

“Busia has got great potential in terms of tourism attraction. We have sites if well utilized we can go far and through this event, we have learned that we have a lot that we should do to put Busia back where it was in tourism attraction.”

Fredrick Odilo, Busia County Speaker

The models were trained by former Miss Tourism Busia Leah Otsyula the her former Miss tourism western region and Kisumu based model Brenda Anyango

The eventys judges were Busia-based judge Mr. Jamal Onagi, Ms. Beryl Nato from Trans Nzoia, and Ashel Murua from Siaya County.

By IAN BYRON

Managing Editor, Writer and Political Affairs Enthusiast

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