County Secretary and Head of Public Service Peter Eripete has this morning presided over the handover ceremony for County Executives at Mifugo Complex.
Immediate County Executive for Agriculture, Livestock Development and Fisheries David Erukudi has handed over to the incoming County Executive Anthony Apalia.
Through a recent Executive Order, Governor Lomorukai reshuffled CECMs and moved Erukudi to the Department of Trade, Enterprise Development, Cooperative, Youth and Gender Affairs.
Dr. Apalia was initially the County Executive for Health and Sanitation.
In his remarks, CS Eripete wished the CECMS well in their stations and emphasized that transfers were normal government procedures that offered challenges for civil servants to learn new opportunities in their new offices.
The CS raised concern over absenteeism by staff. He warned the government had developed a mechanism for addressing the trend that he highlighted, was common among staff at the sub-counties.
He reiterated the need by civil servants to focus on transforming Governor Lomorukai’s Nine-Point pre-election pledges to help the County achieve its development agenda for residents of Turkana within their respective workstations.
CECM Erukudi lauded the Department’s staff for being supportive and stated that the immediate priority of all County Government officers was contributing to the effective execution of the government’s development agenda.
On his part, CECM Apalia promised teamwork and a consultative approach to all officers in the Department.
Senior officials present included Chief Officers; Janerose Tioko(Agriculture), Dr. Ezekiel Ekuwam(Livestock), and Evans Lomodei(Fisheries).
Also present were Directors Dr. Benson Longor(Veterinary Services), Bobby Ekadon (Livestock Production), Joram Ewoton (Administration), Aaron Nanok (Agriculture) and Adengo David (Fisheries).