Residents of Lwarengak in Turkana North Sub-county have appealed to the government to deploy an Assistant County Commissioner to the area for effective service delivery to them.
The residents and their Member of Parliament (MP) Christopher Nakuleu, said the area Deputy County Commissioner is overwhelmed and needed an assistant to ensure residents get services in time.
“The Deputy County Commissioner is doing a good job as the residents have said but they need an Assistant at Lwarengak to support the work he is doing,” said Nakuleu.
Turkana County Commissioner, Muthama Wambua, who had attended a security meeting in the area promised to raise the matter with relevant office.
At the same time the residents called for installation of mobile network and resolution of power challenges in the area.
Residents claimed that lack of mobile connectivity had also contributed to insecurity because security agencies are not able to respond in time when called upon.
“We urgently need a network booster in Lwarengak and border of Kenya and Ethiopia to be able to conduct business and also for the sake of our security,” said James Itenje.
At the same time the residents called for solar power to boost their businesses.
They lamented the power they get is normally rationed for four hours, denying them an opportunity to do business in an area without electricity.
Nakuleu said the Constituency has the largest mobile network coverage in the country but cited Todonyang and Losajeit as the only areas without network coverage.
“Safaricom has written to me and promised to address the issue which it does as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility,” he said.
On the power issue, he said he had raised the matter with Rural Electrification Authority and Kenya Power to ensure the issue is resolved.
However, Nakuleu said that Covid-19 pandemic had delayed the works since some of the officers are not in office throughout.
By Peter Gitonga