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Kapedo Community the first to benefit out of the Phase II relief distribution in the County

Residents of Kapedo in Turkana East, have a reason to smile this Easter festive season as they become the first community to benefit out of the Phase II relief distribution exercise in the County.

County Executive Committee Member for Trade, Gender and Youth Affairs Ms. Elizabeth Loote who passed the Governor’s Easter Season wishes to Kapedo residents said that the Governor is passionate and caring to the Kapedo people.

She said despite the Easter Break, the Governor insisted that the Kapedo people must be the first to get relief food assistance amid several challenges affecting Kapedo/Napeitom Ward.

Loote said the Governor will endeavour to deliver the 9-point development agenda to all residents of Turkana County. In the next FY 2023/2024 Budget, the Governor said all projects enlisted for Kapedo/Napeitom Ward will be fully executed.

Loote led the distribution of 330 bags of maize(50kgs),150 jericans of cooking oil (3 litres) and 30 bales of salt (1 kg) to 350 beneficiaries.

Besides this, the CEC revealed to the Kapedo residents of the disbursement of Sh 250,000 to each of the 25 groups Countywide as Youth and Women Fund to be launched by the Governor after Easter holiday.

She clarified that the money to be released to the groups during the launch will be a revolving fund payable within two years.

Kapedo residents decried the state of insecurity in their area and asked the Governor and his Administration to ensure there is sustainable peace between Turkana and the neighbours to pave way for general development in Turkana East.

Additionally, they have asked the County Government to renovate the Kapedo Sub-County Hospital and ensure it is always stocked with adequate medical supplies for their benefit as it is the only facility within their reach.

They also requested the Governor to find time from his busy schedule to plan for a familiarization visit to Kapedo, so that they would have time to share their challenges with him.

However, they appealed to the Governor to ensure the Geothermal resource in the area is well protected as well as exploited for their benefit.

By Peter Gitonga

 

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