Kisii County will set up an art centre where musical artistes will promote and showcase their talents.
Governor James Ongwae reiterated his government’s commitment to nurturing and supporting young talent. The governor spoke when he met over 100 musicians in Kisii County who trade in the Kizazi Kipya music.
“The talents exhibited in Kisii is amazing. The presentations made here are indicative of great talent that the county young generation have. As a nation and a county we need to tap on their talent and nurture them,” said the governor.
The art centre a replica of the GoDown Centre in Nairobi will give young upcoming artistes a chance to anchor their talent into good sellable music for the international market.
Governor Ongwae asked the artistes to form SACCOs so that his government can be able to give credit facilities to support their music.
The Governor said he was keen at supporting local musicians who also earn their living through Ekegusii music.
“I have set up a task force to look into ways of integrating all musicians in my agenda so that we can support their trade. The task force is going to address long term challenges that musicians in Kisii have been facing,” added Ongwae