GOVERNOR LOMORUKAI COMMISSION NAKWAMORU DRIP IRRIGATION SCHEME

GOVERNOR LOMORUKAI COMMISSION NAKWAMORU DRIP IRRIGATION SCHEME

Nakwamoru, May 23rd, 2024 (Governor’s Press Service) — Governor Jeremiah Lomorukai officially launched a 30-acre model drip irrigation scheme today in Nakwamoru, Kaputir Ward.

The project features a solar-powered borehole and a 50,000-liter elevated steel tank designed primarily to support horticultural farming.

Governor Lomorukai highlighted his administration’s focus on development in his speech. He emphasized the county government’s commitment to utilizing technology to ensure food security in areas with agricultural potential.

“We are here to showcase the development we’ve undertaken as a county government, and we plan to roll out more projects,” Governor Lomorukai said. “This is just one of the food security projects. We plan to commission more soon.”

The drip irrigation farm, which relies on groundwater, is expected to benefit over 200 farmer households, with women and youth making up a significant portion of the beneficiaries.

Governor Lomorukai reiterated his and the County Assembly’s dedication to development initiatives. He announced that his administration had allocated Sh69 million for a restocking program to support residents affected by various disasters.

He pledged to repay the faith residents placed in him during the election by implementing development projects.

Earlier in the day, His Excellency engaged the residents of Lokwar, who were displaced by bandits. He assured them that the government is beefing up security in the area. He also shared plans for resettlement as well as piping of water into the village.

The Governor condemned criminal activity in Turkana South and urged for the perpetrators’ arrest.

“I won’t be part of those who aim to create chaos in Turkana. My goal is to champion peace and coexistence with our neighbours, like the one we have with residents of Pokot North,” he stated.

Governor Lomorukai informed residents that a recent meeting with Interior Principal Secretary Raymond Omollo aimed to secure additional National Police Reservists to address ongoing insecurity in parts of Turkana South and Turkana East constituencies.

He expressed gratitude to the multi-agency security team for their efforts in combating crime and rallied support for President Ruto’s administration, which he commended for fulfilling its promises to Turkana leadership.

County Executive for Agriculture, Dr Antony Apalia, encouraged residents to form cooperatives to gain access to grants and establish market linkages for their agricultural products.

Lokichar MCA and Minority Leader Samuel Lomodo lauded the Nakwamoru drip irrigation project as a testament to Governor Lomorukai’s administration’s efficient service delivery. He criticized leaders who engage in negativity towards the Governor, especially those with a history of corruption during their time in the county government.

Kaputir MCA Michael Aemun expressed his support for the county government, which he believes is on the right track for development, citing visible projects within his ward.

County Executives Patrick Losike (Water Services), Peter Akono (Lands), David Erukudi (Trades), and a host of Chief Officers were also present at the launch.

County Chief Officers Janerose Tioko (Agriculture), Paul Lodung’a (Office of the Governor), Derick Epae (Urban Planning and Municipalities Management), Marion Lotieng’ (Public Service), Samwel Ekaale (Economic Planning), Majuma Etaan (Tourism), David Maraka (Disaster Management) together with Peter Loyapan (Chief of Staff) and a host of Directors were also present.

The County Security team was represented by the Daniel Kinyua (County Police Commander) and Gideon Ombongi (Turkana South DCC).

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