Incoming Narok County Governor Patrick Ntutu has committed to improve the livelihood of the people in the next 100 days by ensuring that the civil servants deliver proper and credible services to the residents.
Ntutu who spoke after he was sworn in office by High court Judge Justice Chacha Mwita at the William Ole Ntimama Stadium said he will personally move in all the villages in the county to identify the priority areas and give them a first chance in development.
Some of his top priorities include; fostering unity and cohesion in the county, promoting modern agriculture, ensuring easy access to clean water, ensuring quality and affordable health care and social protection, improving infrastructure and youth empowerment.
On health, Ntutu said he will visit all the health centers in the county to inspect the challenges in the specific facilities in a bid to improve the services rendered to Wananchi.
“I want to hear from the people the challenges they have in their local health centers and dispensaries. This will give me a clear picture on what to prioritize in the next five years,” he said.
On roads, the incoming governor promised to renovate all the feeder roads connecting to the markets so that farmers can transport their produce to the markets without any difficulties.
“I am aware that our county is very rich in agriculture, however, there has been a challenge of transportation because of impassable roads. In my administration, we will ensure that we mend the roads so that they become accessible to the residents,” he said.
At the same time, Ntutu promised to push for a legislation in the County Assembly that will introduce a Ward Development Fund, so as to bring services close to the people.
“The Ward Development Fund will be managed by the Members of County Assembly (MCA). They will put the money into boosting the welfare of their people in the grassroots,” he said.
Ntutu who once served as a District Commissioner (DC) promised to ensure all the money coming from Maasai Mara Game reserve is well utilised.
The incoming governor invited his main opponent Moitalel Ole Kenta (ODM) in his administration acknowledging that he too had a great manifesto that would help the people of Narok.
“The campaign season is now over; it is time we roll our sleeves to deliver services as we promised to the people of Narok. It is time we unite. I do not want to hear of any political differences,” said Ntutu.
Ntutu was installed the county Governor together with his Deputy Governor Koech Tamalinye in a ceremony witnessed by outgoing Narok Governor Samuel Tunai and outgoing deputy governor Ms. Evelyne Aruasa.
The occasion was attended by outgoing women representative Soipan Kudate and the incoming women representative Rebecca Tonkei.
Also in attendance were incoming Members of Parliament; Ken Aramat (Narok East), Kitilai Ntutu (Narok South), Gabriel Tongoyo (Narok West) and Johannah Ngeno (Emurua Dikirr).
Outgoing Kilgoris MP Gideon Konchella and Outgoing MP representing Persons living with disability David Sankok were also present.
By Ann Salaton