The County Government will coordinate with World Vision in implementation of the organisation’s Area Development Programme (ADP) for Kalapata.
Speaking during the launch of the programme today in Kang’akipur, Kalapata Ward Deputy Governor Peter Lotethiro insisted that better collaboration between government, was the key for the success and ensuring programmes have the biggest impact on residents targeted.
He said the launch was a welcome boost to the County Government’s investment in the region in health, education, water services, which he said will contribute to solving challenges that still faced residents.
The DG insisted that Partnership and Investments which was a key pillar in Governor Nanok’s five transformative agenda for the second term, will be strengthened to fill resource deficit by the County Government in developing Turkana and getting services to residents.
He encouraged World Vision to further partner with the County Government and support peace and security efforts especially along troubled borders.
He assured residents of Kalapata that the County will soon rollout the first cycle of relief food to cushion residents in regions hard hit by drought, from its effects.
World Vision acting National Manager Jeremiah Nyaga said through the ADP, the organisation will undertake development projects in the ward for between 10 to 15 years.
He said Kalapata had been picked as the most deserving region with residents facing numerous challenges in education with poor infrastructure and shortage of teachers, in health and water shortage.
Nyaga promised that the organisation will work closely with the County Government and other development partners in the region. He encouraged residents to hold their officers accountable and ensure they lived up to the the aspirations of the organisation on transparency.
On his part, Turkana South MP James Lomenen called for coordinated approach to development from both governments and organisations to avoid duplication of projects.
Having previously worked in World Vision before and due to their track record, the MP said he was confident that residents of Kalapata would benefit from the organisation’s work.
He echoed the DG’s assurance of support of World Vision projects, by the leadership of Turkana.
Others who spoke at the event were Kalapata MCA Peter Edung’, World Vision Regional Coordinator Katherine Kibomoi, Turkana South subcounty Administrator Losikiria among others.
Heads of various departments in the World Vision national office and representatives from other regional offices in Kenya were present to witness the launch.