Loima, 23rd September 2022 (Governor’s Press Service)
Governor Jeremiah Lomorukai has committed to ensure quality healthcare services is offered in public health facilities in the county.
Speaking today while on a tour of facilities in Loima Sub County, the Governor acknowledged existing gaps in the health sector and reassured residents that his administration will move with speed to address the challenges.
“I have begun delivering on my promise to residents of Turkana, key being ensuring you have access to quality healthcare in county facilities.
“Starting with the Lodwar County Referral Hospital, we will ensure there is timely supply of medical supplies commodities, ensure better facilities and have enough personnel to the facilities are open 24hours everyday,” he said.
The Governor toured Lokiriama Dispensary, Namoruputh PAG Health Centre, Lorogum Sub-County Hospital and Turkwel Health Centre, where he assessed needs of the facilities and interacted with staff.
He was on his way from Moroto following the Lokiriama Peace Accord, made stopovers at Lomokori, Lokiriama, Namoruputh, Lorugum and Turkwel. He addressed residents, thanked them for electing him as Governor and promised to deliver on his mandate.
Governor Lomorukai also pledged to unify all Turkana elected leaders to develop all corners of the county.
“I have reached out to elected leaders including the Loima MP Hon. Protus Akuja and have assured them of my readiness to join hands to address challenges faced by our people. I promise to be the Governor of all residents of Turkana, those who voted for me and those who did not,” he said.
He guaranteed residents that the county will work to complete all stalled projects in the region and across the county, including the Lokiriama saleyard and market, water project and the eco-lodge
On cross border peace, the county boss promised to strengthen peaceful engagements between governments and involve all stakeholders especially political leaders, kraal elders, youth and women.
To eradicate youth unemployment, Governor Lomorukai said the county will review loans offered through different schemes including the Biashara Fund to ensure substantial amounts are offered to allow more youth venture into business.
He said his administration will adhere to equal distribution of resources including appointment of County Executives and Chief Officers, to all regions in the county.
The Governor also announced that he will soon rollout relief food distribution once all food stuff procured by the county is delivered. However, he said the County will boost investment in food production to end reliance on food relief.
County officials who accompanied the Governor were Loima Sub County Administrator Rachel Aroo, Deputy Sub County Administrator Shaaban Lopenek, a host of Ward and Village Administrators.