Ward representatives in Busia County want a state of the art gym constructed within the assembly precincts.

The county assembly members on Tuesday took the first step towards achieving this as they unanimously passed the Culture and Sports Committee report that recommends the creation of the facility to keep them fit.

The MCAs said the state-of-the-art Sh3 million will strictly be for them and the assembly staff.

“Establishment of a gym within the assembly will help members keep fit and avoid contracting non-communicable diseases,” said Deputy Speaker Lawrence Okaale.

Nominated MCA Florence Ologi lauded the proposal while her nominated counterpart Nancy Okademi observed that the gym will help improve the performance of the Busia Assembly team during inter-county games.

Speaker Bernard Wamalwa gave the ad hoc committee up to February 2020 to table the report for implementation by the house.