Governor Lobong calls for peace among border communities

By Ijoo Bosco – Lodwar

The Governor of Eastern Equatoria State, Louis Lobong Lojore has called for peace and harmony among the border communities of South Sudan and Kenya.

Lobong was speaking at the inauguration and swearing in ceremony of the new Governor of Kenya’s Turkana County in Lodwar on Thursday.

Speaking after taking the oath of office Governor Jeremiah Ekamais Lomurukai said it was now time to embark on a journey of building Turkana County.

He said his major plan for the County, during his first year in office, will be to enhance peace and security and bolster economic prosperity for the people of Turkana.

The new Turkana County Governor pledged to work with the government of Eastern Equatoria to advance peace and security along the borders.

He said they will invest in joint projects to promote the standard of living among the border communities.

Jeremiah Ekamais Lomurukai replaced Josphat Nanok who had ruled Turkana County for the last ten years.

Governor Lobong was accompanied by the Minister of Peace Building Marko Lokidor, Minister of Information Patrick Oting, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Margaret Idua, Minister of Finance Peter Lokuju, Commissioner of Kapoeta East County, Mayor of Kapoeta Municipal Council and a number of State MPs from Kapoeta East County.

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