Governor Prof John Lonyangapuo has once again outlined his agenda for the county during the Jamhuri Day celebrations held at Makutano Primary School grounds.
Speaking to the county residents who had joined in the celebration, Prof Lonyangapuo stated that his government is committed on fostering food security in the county. He said that his administration has already secured 20,000 bags of maize to help cushion the residents from hunger. He added that 5,000 bags of DAP, 5,000 bags of CAN fertilizer and 10,000 bags of seeds to help the less fortunate families to plant crops. The county government will go further and plough farms for those needy families.
On matters education, the county boss said focus has already been injected in that sector in a bid to improve the quality of education in the county with the slogan ‘Twende Shule’ spearheading the efforts. He said the campaign aims at increasing enrolment and retain a large number of children in schools.
Prof Lonyangapuo also maintained that his government will continue partnering with donor agencies to ensure the residents of this county receive the best healthcare. Already, 50M worth of medicine has been procured and distributed across all hospitals and dispensaries.
His Deputy, Dr Nicholas Atudonyang stressed on the importance of celebrating Jamhuri Day, saying no Kenyan should ever forget the journey that earned Kenya its independence. He urged residents to continue fighting for justice, saying there’s need for those who suffered and lost their lives to be compensated for the wrongs committed against them, pointing out Kolowo Massacre that saw thousands of Pokots being killed by the colonialists.
He however laid rest rumours on his whereabouts saying that he has been working tirelessly to partner with donors to improve medicare.
The County Commissioner Apollo Okello emphasized on the need to prioritize consultation between the two governments.
Local leaders led by Samwel Moroto-MP Kapenguria, reiterated on the need to put more effort on improving education, saying that many public schools are still lagging behind in terms of performance.