OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

                                              GOVERNOR’S PRESS SERVICE

                                                                   25th February, 2016

TO:  News Editors

OIL WRANGLES IN TURKANA WEST SUB-COUNTY

Turkana county governor Josphat Nanok has directed Turkana West Sub-county political leadership to reconstitute the Community Liaison Committee   working with CEPSA oil company within 12 days or else will disband it.

The political interference in the running of Community Liaison Committee has been the major cause of protests in the recent days in the area that has paralyzed the operations of the investor company.

The drilling operations of CEPSA-a  Spanish Integrated Oil drilling company in Turkana west has been delayed due to political and individual interests of  political  leadership and management of Community Liaison Committee.

The governor also told the CEPSA Oil team and Turkana west leaders present at a meeting in Lokichoggio to collapse the construction of the four water pans to 2 for water quality, suitability and sustainability.

CEPSA company is doing a drilling for oil exploration at  Nasinyono and  Nanaam.

 Ends…

John Emeripus

Director-Governor’s Press Service

+254 723937911

         

                             Turkana county to boost water supply.

The Turkana County Government has improved access to water for 258,000 people from drilling and constructing 65 boreholes, 16 water pans and from rehabilitating 121 water supplies.

Another fifteen primary schools were also connected to water supplies thus benefiting 6000 school going children between last and this financial year.

This was revealed in the on-going county Budget and Economic forum in Lokichoggio where the County Fiscal Strategy  paper is being deleibration on  which will  inform  2016/2017 county Budget.

According to the Strategy paper, there    will be in construction of small and medium earth dams and rock catchments for livestock water infrstracture.

At the same time,, the government will prioritize  formulation of county water supply policy which shall institutionalize and regulate the management of water infrastructure.

The other notable area of focus the paper spells out is the expansion of  the water supply systems especially in  urban settlements, and adoption of better technologies.

Ends….

John Emeripus,

Director- Governor’s Press Service.

Tel. 0723937911.

 

 

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