Lokore, 27th November 2022 (Governor’s Press Service)– Governor Jeremiah Lomorukai has this morning concluded his four-day working tour of Turkana North and Kibish Sub-Counties.
The Governor, who was accompanied by a host of MCAS, coordinated the distribution of 330 bags of maize, 64 bags of beans and 42 cartons of cooking oil to residents of Lokore in Nakalale Ward, as part of county emergency drought response.
In his remarks during a public baraza in Lokore, Governor Lomorukai thanked residents for their trust in his leadership by voting for him in the August elections and assured the electorate that he will repay the trust by focusing on developing the county.
The County boss revealed that the County Government was spending the Sh300 million emergency fund for drought response, and revealed that more than 28,000 bags of maize had been distributed to the worst-affected areas in Turkana North.
He appealed for more support from the National Government and added that he was working with the County Assembly to allocate more funds for disaster response in the upcoming supplementary budget, to procure additional food to sustain thousands facing starvation due to the drought.
Governor Lomorukai raised concern over the prolonged drought which had affected groundwater levels and said that he was engaging with development partners to support his Water as a Universal right, which is a priority in his nine-point agenda for the County Government.
Area MCA Kalimapus Dedan commended the initiative to increase the food ratio and asked the Governor to continue with the spirited effort to uplift the lives of residents of Turkana.
Also present was the County Executive for Infrastructure, Transport and Public Works Patrick Losike.