Loitanit, 25th November 2022 (Governor’s Press Service)– Governor Jeremiah Lomorukai has asked Sub County and Ward Administrators to update their relief food beneficiaries register by including names of households that have not benefited before.
Speaking today when he coordinated the distribution of county emergency food at Loitanit in Kaaleng/Kaikor Ward, Governor Lomorukai said that his administration had increased the food distribution ratio to one bag of maize per household. This move was meant to benefit more residents who had initially been locked out.
The County boss, who is on his second day of a working tour of Turkana North and Kibish Sub-Counties led the distribution of relief food to more than 700 households in Nakinomet, Kangitulae, Loitanit and Kaikor.
He said the increase in the ratio of food per household was to sustain beneficiaries for a longer period and bridge the gap to the next cycle if rains would delay. He regretted that drought had condemned pastoralists to unprecedented levels after the death of their livestock.
Governor Napotikan addressed Public Barazas in the company of elected and nominated MCAs. He thanked residents for their overwhelming support in the last election and reiterated his clarion call for unity of purpose among leaders.
He revealed that he had discussed with stakeholders in the County Steering Group on mobilizing resources to cover drought-stricken areas, including Turkana North, where the County Government’s emergency relief food had not been reached.
Kaaleng/Kaikor MCA and Deputy Majority Leader Abdifatah Kapua said the distribution was timely as hundreds had been affected by prolonged drought being experienced in different parts of the country.
County Executives accompanying the Governor include David Erukudi (Agriculture, Livestock Development and Fisheries); Dr Apalia Anthony (Health Services and Sanitation) and Faith Akuwom (Water Services).
Also present were Acting County Chief Officer for Health and Sanitation Dr Gilchrist Lokoel as well as Acting Director for Disaster and Risk Management Moses Nawoton.