Lodwar, 9th January 2024 (Governor’s Press Service)
Governor Jeremiah Lomorukai today hosted Germany Ambassador to Kenya, Sebastian Groth, who had paid him a courtesy visit at the County headquarters in Lodwar today.
In his remarks at the meeting, Governor Lomorukai announced plans by the County Government to allocate funds in the next financial year to construct a multipurpose modern stadium, as part of its initiative to foster sporting activities and nurture talent in Turkana.
Governor Lomorukai sought for support towards establishment of stadiums and proposed a sports exchange program in Germany for the youth of Turkana. He stated that the exchange would facilitate cultural interaction and contribute to skills development.
He acknowledged the positive impact of digital skills training at the Learning Lions Campus in Loropio.
Governor Lomorukai briefed Ambassador Groth on the County Government’s development agenda, which focuses on transforming residents’ fortunes through a public-private partnership model.
The County boss stressed that his administration had prioritized addressing water scarcity and promoting self-reliance in Turkana through investments in crop and livestock production
Governor Lomorukai reiterated his commitment to integrating refugees into government programs and expressed optimism about the Shirika Plan as a transformative force in implementing livelihood programs for both the host community and refugees.
He encouraged the delegation to visit archaeological sites such as Nariokotome and Namorutunga to get in touch with history of mankind’s origins.
Ambassador Groth expressed his gratitude to Turkana for hosting refugees and disclosed ongoing efforts to integrate them into host countries and leverage their potential as assets.
He outlined collaborative programs in agriculture, water, sports, and refugee integration and underscored their commitment to towards deepening collaboration with the County Government.
Senior County Government present included Deputy County Secretaries Dr. Albert Gamoe (Administration and Cabinet Affairs) and Joseph Nyang’a as well as County Executive for Education and Sports Leah Audan.
Also in attendance were County Director for Sports James Nateleng, Deputy Director Jackson Nakusa, Learning Lions Co-Founder and Local Director Brizan Were as well as TUCUSA President Ali Ekai.