Busia County

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Busia County
County
Location of Busia County (Green) in the far left of Kenya
Location of Busia County (Green) in the far left of Kenya
Country  Kenya
Formed March 4th 2013
Capital Busia, Kenya
Government
 • Governor Sospeter Ojaamong
Area
 • Total 1,628.4 km2 (628.7 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 743,946 [1]
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website busiacounty.go.ke

Busia is a county in the former Western Province of Kenya. It borders Kakamega County to the east, Bungoma County to the north, Lake Victoria and Siaya County to the south and Busia District, Uganda to the west.

Economy[edit]

The main economic activity is trade with neighbouring Uganda, with Busia town - the county headquarters and largest town - being a cross-border centre. Away from town, the county economy is heavily reliant on fishing and agriculture, with cassava, millet, sweet potatoes, beans, and maize being the principal cash crops.

People[edit]

Though most residents of Busia County are ethnically Luhya, there is also a substantial population of Luo and Iteso residents.

The county has a total population of 743,946 (2009 census).

Administration[edit]

Local authorities (councils)
Authority Type Population* Urban pop.*
Busia Municipality 44,766 30,777
Funyula Municipality 18,043 1,242
Nambale Town 26,168 1,005
Port Victoria Town 18,472 5,917
Busia County County 263,159 5,516
Total - 370,608 44,457
* 1999 census. Source: [1][dead link]
Administrative divisions
Division Population* Urban pop.* Headquarters
Budalangi 53,356 5,417
Butula 95,489 4,805 Butula
Funyula 73,875 1,106 Funyula
Matayos 56,186 0 Matayos
Nambale 67,544 0 Nambale
Township 25,158 15,695 Busia
Total 370,608 27,022 -
* 1999 census. Sources: [2][dead link], [3],

Busia County has seven constituencies:

Services and Urbanisation[edit]

Stats for Busia County
County
Stats for the County (Percent)
Urbanisation
16.4
Literacy
56.7
Attending School (15-18 Yrs)
78.1
Paved Roads
4.9
Good Roads
58.6
Electricity Access
6
Poverty Rate
66.7

Stats for the County

Source: USAid Kenya

Busia County Think Tank Society[edit]

Professionals in Busia County have formed Busia County Think Tank Society in bid to bring together all professionals and other stakeholders of Busia County to donate their expertise for the sole purpose of growth and development of Busia County. The founders of this society include: Dr. Vitalis Ogemah, a Lecturer at Masinde Muliro University; Major (Rtd) Patrick Musibi, a Consultant on Developmental matters; Mr. Sylvester Namagwa, a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya and a Management expert; and Bonaventure Nalugala, an Economist and Tax consultant. The activities of the society covers virtually all spheres of the economy.

Busia County Think Tank Society is a ‘give back to the society’ initiative, where professionals in their respective areas of specialization donate their brain and expertise to help the county make progress in all its spheres for economic growth and development.http://busiacountythinktanksociety.webs.com/about-us[dead link]

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Coordinates: 0°26′N 34°9′E / 0.433°N 34.150°E / 0.433; 34.150