Lopiding, 22nd April 2023 (Governor’s Press Service)- Governor Jeremiah Lomorukai has reiterated his commitment to serving the people of Turkana and finding solutions to their challenges. He made this statement today during his visit to Nanam and Songot Ward in Turkana West sub-county, where he led food distribution.
The Governor visited and distributed relief to residents of Lopiding, Nalamacha, Kakurotuko, and Lomeyan in Nanam Ward and Lomidat in Songot Ward. During his visit, he urged residents to unite behind the elected leaders’ agenda to promote unity, saying, “If we won’t unite, then we will fail in our mandate to serve residents.”
The Governor also announced that he will work with his opponents in the last elections, including former Cabinet Secretary John Munyes. He also informed residents that the County Government had partnered with the World Food Programme (WFP) to register drought relief beneficiaries in a program to digitize the response.
He pledged to continue visiting different regions of the county to launch development programmes and coordinate relief distribution insisting that it was his responsibility to ensure county programmes were successful and the drought response run smoothly.
To ensure affected residents receive support, the Governor requested the community to support administrators to deliver their responsibilities, including Sub County, Ward and Village Administrators.
On cross-border insecurity, the Governor reiterated his commitment to a peaceful coexistence of communities in the borderlands. He stated that Turkana residents would protect Kenya’s territory from people looking for an opportunity to claim Turkana land as their own.
During his visit, the Governor was accompanied by County Executives James Wangiros (Public Service, Administration, and Disaster Management) and Patrick Losike (Infrastructure, Transport, and Public Works) and Turkana West Sub-County Administrator Christine Nalemsekon.
Nanam MCA Philip Ekuwam thanked the Governor for responding to residents’ concerns over water shortages and equipping the borehole in Kapetadie to provide water to the community. He also stated that the region needed a Vocational Training Centre for youth to learn essential skills to create employment.
Lokichoggio Ward MCA Vincent Ekipor requested the Governor for an additional ambulance to the one serving his Ward Songot and Nanam Ward to ensure speedy referral of cases. Songot MCA Bethwel Kobong’in asked residents to support the Governor for his heart for the people insisting that the county boss had shown a commitment to transforming the region.