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Turkana Governor lunches 30-acre model drip irrigation scheme in Nakwamoru

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Turkana Governor Jeremiah Lomorukai has officially launched a 30-acre model drip irrigation scheme in Nakwamoru, Kaputir Ward.

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

Governor Lomorukai emphasized his administration’s focus on development and the county government’s commitment to utilizing technology to ensure food security in agriculturally viable areas.

“We are here to showcase the development we’ve undertaken as a county government, and we plan to roll out more projects,” he 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.

The Governor reiterated his and the County Assembly’s dedication to development initiatives. He announced that his administration had allocated Ksh 69 million for a restocking program to support residents affected by various disasters.

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

Earlier in the day, the Governor engaged with residents of Lokwar, who were displaced by bandits. He assured them that the government is beefing up security in the area and shared plans for resettlement as well as piping 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 about a recent meeting with Interior and National Administration Principal Secretary Raymond Omollo, which 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, commending it 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, believing it is on the right track for development, citing visible projects within his ward.

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

KNA
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