Herders in Loima have a reason to smile

Livestock being transported to the yard.

Livestock being transported to the yard.

BY MELISSA MAIMUNA KALEMUNYANG, LOIMA SUB-COUNTY

Turkana County has established a yard to improve livestock trade in Kalemunyang’ village in Loima sub county.
The Turkana county government funded the yard, which is the third to be opened. It was opened by the Turkana county governor Josphat Nanok accompanied by other Turkana county leaders.

The yard will also unite people from Turkana and neighbouring pastoralist communities like West Pokot, Uganda,
South Sudan and Ethiopia.

“The yard will also unite people from Turkana and neighbouring pastoralist communities like West Pokot, Uganda,South Sudan and Ethiopia”

 

Speaking during the opening, the governor urged the people of Turkana to embrace business as a source of livelihood to improve their living standards.
He also asked county leaders to cooperate and promised that the county government would work closely with the
national government to address causes of insecurity.
This comes after months of reported incidents of attacks by bandits on cattle traders who are en-route to the markets. Present was the minister for live-stock and pastoral economy Christopher Eporon who said the ministry would provide drugs to treat livestock diseases and water at livestock markets.






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