Ministry of Tourism


TURKANA COUNTY GOVERNMENT –
MINISTRY OF TOURISM, TRADE & INDUSTRIALIZATION

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Vision

To be a leading agent for a globally competitive tourism, trade and industrialization sector.

Mission

To promote and facilitate a sustainable and vibrant tourism, trade and industrialization sector for socio-economic development.

Core Values

  • Team spirit, mutual cooperation and strategic partnerships
  • Professional self conduct
  • Efficiency and effectiveness of operations
  • Integrity, transparency and accountability
  • Quality service delivery to all
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Proactive leadership
  • Social equity

Contacts

Chief Officer
Ministry of Tourism, Trade & Industrialization
PO Box 26-30500
Lodwar

Physical address:
Cooperative House, next to County Assembly Chambers, Lodwar
Tel. +254-711-391394
E-mail: tourism@turkana.go.ke


CHIEF OFFICER


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Chief Officer

Mathew Esinyen Logurale, logurale1@yahoo.co.uk


DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM


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Director of Tourism

Shemmy Ekuwom, shemmy.ekuwom@turkana.go.ke

Roles

  • Overall planning, directing, overseeing, coordination, evaluation and implementation of programmes and projects
  • Initiate, formulate, overview and implement department policies
  • Follow-up on the implementation of bilateral and multilateral tourism agreements and protocols
  • Undertake market surveys, tourism research and profiling of all tourist attractions in the County
  • Take a lead role in marketing and promotion of Turkana’s tourism products on domestic and international markets
  • Maintain linkages with tourism stakeholders
  • Provide technical advice on matters pertaining to tourism
  • Coordinate classification of hotels, restaurants and other tourism establishments

Flagship projects

  • Construction of eco-tourism hotels in Kataboi and Kainuk
  • Construction of Tourism and Cultural Centre in Lodwar
  • Development of tourism attraction sites
  • Stakeholder capacity building
  • Establishment of the Turkwood International Turkana Filming and Photographic Project


DEPARTMENT OF TRADE, INDUSTRIALIZATION & ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT


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Director of Trade

James Lokwale, james.lokwale@turkana.go.ke

Roles

  • Drive trade licensing and regulation
  • Promote growth of trade through provision of business development and training services
  • Promote investments and use of e-commerce
  • Conduct and develop micro, medium and small enterprises (MSME’s)
  • Provide business and consultancy services
  • Develop business producer groups
  • Manage county markets and regulation of hawking activities
    Establish and maintain market linkages of Turkana County’s products and services
  • Undertake the profiling of business and investment opportunities in the county
  • Advocate for the creation of a conducive environment for trade and investment
  • Conduct trade fairs and exhibitions and facilitate trade missions in the County
  • Promote and facilitate intra and inter county trade as well as cross border trade

Flagship projects

  • Biashara Fund (SME revolving fund)
  • Establishment of Biashara centers
  • Building modern market infrastructure
  • Establishment of industrial plants, namely
  • Aloe vera soap processing plant in Namoruputh
  • Turkana Grain Millers in Katilu
  • Cement Factories in Kapua, respectively Napusimoru
  • Water Bottling Plant in Eliye Springs, respectively Lotikipi
  • Milk Processing Plant in Kakuma
  • Fish processing plant in Kalokol


DEPARTMENT OF CO-OPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT

Roles

  • Promote co-operative societies
  • Support founding of co-operative ventures
  • Administer applications for registration
  • Deliver co-operative extension and advisory services
  • Run co-operative education and training programs
  • Steer co-operative governance and accountability
  • Offer co-operative audit services
  • Promote co-operative marketing, value addition and processing
  • Initiate co-operative resource mobilization
  • Promote co-operative finance and banking and establish a cooperative enterprise development fund
  • Install co-operative dispute resolution


DEPARTMENT OF WEIGHTS & MEASURES

Roles

  • Promote uniformity of measurements in trade through inspectors’ working standards and testing equipment
  • Control the accuracy and manner of use of weighing and measuring equipment for use for trade
  • Regulate sale, manufacturing and repair of weighing and measuring equipment
  • Control the sale of goods in terms of quantity, weight, measure or number
  • Protect consumers against falsification of description of goods and services in terms of quantity, quality, price, composition, fitness for purpose, place or date of manufacture
  • Enforce legal metrology related acts for fair trade practices and consumer protection in the County
  • Prosecute cases arising out of surveillance and complaints investigation