Turkana Governor Jeremiah Lomorukai has pledged to transform operations at the county offices to ensure that services were delivered to their satisfaction.
“I will not fail you. I want to bring sanity back to the County Government, I want to bring joy to residents of Turkana. I want residents to know that the County Government receives money for projects and I believe that you have begun to feel this impact,” he said.
Addressing congregants of Cornerstone Faith Assembly Church, Nakwamekwi, during Sunday service, the Governor said he was dedicated to make the government work for the people and end the politics of non-performance.
He added that county funds will be invested in projects to benefit residents and not a few individuals.
The Governor promised fairness in tendering process of county projects, and announced that amount of Biashara loans awarded to beneficiaries will be increased to at least Sh250, 000.
He also stated that allocation to the skills development fund will be increased to raise bursary amounts awarded to students and cater for learners pursuing more specialized courses.
He said the county will continue working to address water shortage across the county, including Nakwemekwi and its environs.
The County Chief promised to be a Governor who will be available for residents and will continue to tour the county to engage with residents and launch development programmes.
On drought emergency response, Governor Napotikan promised to spearhead county relief distribution to cushion residents and avoid loss of lives due to drought. He stated that the county will increase rations of relief food for beneficiaries to receive substantial food to last them longer.
He added that Sh300million county emergency fund will be spent to procure relief food for the next phase of relief distribution.
The Governor expressed appreciation to President William Ruto for the support of relief food launched. He said he was convinced of the President’s readiness to help residents of Turkana and committed to work with the government to offer services to residents.
The Governor thanked the congregation for their continued prayer and support during the August elections.
By Peter Gitonga