Governor Josphat Nanok has urged for support of the County Government’s development agenda and discouraged gubernatorial succession politics of 2022.
Addressing residents yesterday when he made stopovers at Kamuge,Lomelo and Kagiteitei on his way from Kapedo, Turkana East Sub County, the Governor called on the public to be patient as his administration works to delivers on promises made during the 2017 general elections. He assured that his concern was the welfare of Turkana residents and not about future politics.
“I urge you to allow me to deliver services to the larger Turkana populace first as I promised during the last election. Strengthening primary health care through the construction of health institutions, road connectivity, improvements of education standards and other development concerns that you have raised are my focus at the moment,” he said.
In Lomelo, the Governor said once completed, a project to develop a desalination system of borehole whose water was unfit for human consumption will serve close to 3000 residents of the area, who currently get supplied water through the county water bowser
The county boss made a stop at Kasarani, site of planned establishment of 40 acres of rainfed farms and affirmed that the County Government will increase the size of land under crop production as part of investments to achieve food security. Apart from routine support to pastoralists on vaccination and treatment, he revealed plans to set up a livestock market at Kapedo to benefit herders and for the value addition of livestock products as well to boost the local economy.
He promised further recruitment of ECDE teachers on top of the 300 who are being recruited; and added that he and the other Turkana MPs were pushing the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to hire more secondary and primary school teachers to bridge the current deficit of 3000.
County Executive for Agriculture, Pastoral Economy and Fisheries Chris Aletia said that the Ministry will soon do restocking exercise of shoats which had been planned for the last financial year. On her part, County Executive for Public Service and Disaster Management Esther Lokwei informed residents that distribution of County relief food cycle will start in the coming weeks.
Other speakers were Turkana East Mp Ali Lokiru and Kapedo MCA Willy Nalimo.