Deputy President and UDA Party leader Dr. William Ruto has promised Turkana residents of more development projects should they support his Presidential bid come the year 2022.
The DP spoke during his trip to Turkana county in Lodwar, Moi Gardens.
The DP confirmed to Turkana residents that Turkana County governor Josephat Nanok is his Director of Presidential campaigns.
Nanok, a former ODM deputy party leader, shifted his alliance to DP’s camp earlier this year.
DP Ruto said the biggest development they have delivered for the people of Turkana is the A1 road that starts from Kitale, Kainuk, Lokichar, Lodwar, Kakuma, Lokichoggio and Nadapal.
“The largest investment ever made in Turkana, delivered by the government when I’m the Deputy President is the A1 road. The Lodwar County referral and Lopiding hospitals we put the equipment worth sh5000 to improve health services,” DP Ruto said. He noted that in 2013, Turkana had no technical college but the Jubilee government has so far constructed four technical colleges.
The DP personally opened the Technical College in Turkana North and Turkana East.
“Here in Lodwar, 2013 people who were connected to electricity were only 2000, but today about 20,000 are connected to electricity. The good news is that the work of connecting electricity to people won’t stop until all people are connected to electricity,”
He promised the residents of more tarmac roads and more technical institutions to boost education in the region. The DP campaigned for his Bottom-Up economy approach saying his government will set aside sh100billion for housing, agro-processing, value addition, and manufacturing to create job opportunities for youths as a matter of priority.
The DP was accompanied by several MPs and Governors including Nanok himself. Nanok, said he will support DP Ruto in 2022 for the benefit of his people and that is why he shifted his allegiance.
“The politics is about profit, if we didn’t benefit from Raila, we want to benefit from DP Ruto’s government, and that is possible. I’m already in that office as Director for presidential campaigns,” he said.
The DP is expected to end his two-day visit today by attending the Turkana Tourism and Cultural Festival.