Turkana county has its headquarters in Lodwar town. The county is under the leadership of Governor Josphat Koli Nanok. The county lies in a semi arid region thereby being among the marginalised regions. For a long time the region was neglected by the government therefore placing it far behind in terms of development.
Thanks to the coming of the county governments, indeed after devolution came in the county has had so many miracles happen in terms of development. Before devolution the county had no tarmac road, with those roads havjng tarmac being in a very bad state. But all this seems to be history at the moment. Indeed evwn of the county government has not participated in constructing of some roads but it has a hand in the construction.
For instance Lodwar town upto the year 2016 had no tarmac road in the streets. But at the moment there is a very good road network in town and in the outskirts of the town.
Basically the region was 90% of people who were living on a hand to mouth basis. Many times people related the region with extreeme poverty. But at the moment all this is history. Turkana county currently boasts of a much developed region.
Currently there is a highway being contructed from lodwar to Kitale. Previously it took one about 16 hours travelling from lodwar to kitale but at the moment one can used upto five hours. This has been made possible by the construction of the modern tarmac road. That is currently at 80% conpletion.
Due to the poor transport network many of the items in different towns in Turkana used to be very expensive but currently the traders are forced to sell their products with prices same to other regions.
With the town being at its developmental stage, there are many people who are building houses on daily basis. This indeed has stimulated the economy of the area. This has helped in having money circulation in the economy of the region. Currently may people especially non residents of the regions are optung to settlw in the region while benefiting on the spontaneous growth of the region. Indeed the county administration has worked well with the government to ensure that all this is possible. It should also be noted that in the past the region used to have alot of security issues, which have currently been curbed and every person's security is now guranteed
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