By Governor’s Press Service

Turkana County Government has started implementation of pre-election pledges to the people of Turkana, Governor Josphat Nanok has declared.

Speaking today at the Moi Gardens after launching two water projects- a borehole in Nakwamekwi and a chlorine dosing plant in Lodwar town, the Governor said that he was keen to deliver on the promise to prioritise projects that will see Turkana be water sufficient and food secure.

“The borehole commissioned today in Nakwamekwi will solve water shortage that has been witnessed in the area and in a few weeks I we will have piped water to the village and neighbouring areas. Such projects will be witnessed all over Turkana as we move to tackle the challenge of water shortage,” he said.

The Governor was joined by Save the Children Country Director Wang Lee to launch automated chlorine dosing pumps in boreholes in Lodwar town, a joint project between the NGO and the County Government.

The Governor thanked the organisation and called for continued partnership to boost water distribution especially to institutions such as Early Childhood Education Centres.

On his part Deputy Governor Peter Lotethiro said the County Government had set up a department of partnership that will improve relations with development partners such as non-governmental organisations.

County Secretary Peter Eripete said donor community could count on Turkana for accountability in partnership and assured of transparency in joint programs.

County Executive Committee Member for Water, Irrigation and Agriculture the Ministry had budgeted for additional water rigs to reduce the cost of drilling rigs.

Lodwar Township MCA Robert Lowoko urged the county to equip four more boreholes sunk in Nakwamekwi with only laying of pipes left.