Turkana County Signs Turkana Agreement

Turkana County Government has sealed a deal with development partners to improve the socio economic status of the region.

Governor Josphat Nanok, Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich and UN Multi-partner Trust Fund Executive Coordinator Jennifer Topping signed the Turkana Transformation Multi Partners Trust Fund, whose main aim was to unlock the economic potential of Turkana and promoting inclusive and sustainable development in the region.

The Governor referred to the MPTF as one of its kind in Kenya and the world, adding that that it will accelerate the pace of development in the county.

We have identified our development priorities in the CIDP. This fund will therefore help us fill up the resource gaps that exist in our planning, he said.

The Cabinet Secretary for Treasury, Henry Rotich said that a successful implementation of the programme will address many of the region’s challenges.

The uniqueness of the program is that it addresses transformative change and resilience building in a coordinated way. The programme is bringing together National/Regional Governments, local Governments and Partners around strategic priorities of the region, he said.

The Trust Fund has been set up as the main funding instrument for mobilizing donor and government resources by the Turkana County- United Nations Joint Programme developed in 2014 to achieve development results in the Turkana County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) and in line with Kenya’s Vision 2030.

In the signing were senior County Government officers including County Secretary Peter Eripete, CEC Charles Lokioto, Chief Officers Ariko Namoit (Finance) and Jeremiah Apallia (Office of the Governor).

Source: Kenya News Agency