How Saccos performed in this year’s Ushirika Day Awards

The International Day of Cooperatives Day is always a special occasion to celebrate the remarkable impact of cooperative enterprise and pay tribute to those that have changed countless lives and created shared prosperity in communities. And with Kenya boasting the largest movement in Africa, the eventful day, which Savings and Credit Co-operative Societies (Saccos) look … Read more

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How Ksh6M Sacco loan transformed retired KNUT Official’s Life

A loan of Ksh6 million from Imarika Sacco Limited turned around the life of a retired Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) official Mwalimu Rasi, who is now living off the benefits accrued from the investments he made. Several consistent loans and repayments built his creditworthiness to a point he could borrow a huge sum, … Read more

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Cooperatives CECM lauds movement for positively transforming lives

Elgeyo Marakwet County Executive Committee Member (CECM) for Cooperatives, Trade, Industrialization, Tourism and Wildlife Robert Kangogo has hailed cooperative societies for their pivotal role in transforming lives in communities. Speaking during the regional Ushirika Day celebrations at Iten grounds, the CECM said the sector was in tandem with the national government’s bottom up economic transformation … Read more

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Train Sacco leaders to avoid management wrangles, Coop chief advises

Bungoma County Chief Officer for Cooperatives Development Beatrice Nakhumicha has urged the county government to sensitize cooperative society leaders on leadership and management. Speaking during the International Cooperative Day celebrations held at Mt Elgon Coffee Mills, Nakhumicha attributed the collapse of cooperative societies in the region to management wrangles and argued that training the leaders … Read more

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Best performing Saccos awarded during Ushirika Day

The 101st Ushirika Day celebrations held at KICC saw different Saccos bag awards for excellent performance in various categories. Mentor Sacco emerged the winner in Best Sacco in Risk Management category where Mwalimu National Sacco and Yetu Sacco took position two and three respectively. In Best Managed Sacco across the country, Kenya National Police DT … Read more

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County trains Coop leaders to revolutionize sector’s landscape

Uasin Gishu County’s Department of Trade, Industrialization, Tourism, Cooperatives and Enterprise Development has trained cooperatives and Saccos across the county to revolutionize the cooperative landscape. The training exercise encompassed a wide range of vital topics focusing on areas such as share mobilization, book-keeping and auditing, management strategies, and embracing new technological trends. The department’s County … Read more

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Governor to boost coop sector for accelerated economic growth

Machakos County Deputy governor Francis Mwangangi has revealed that the county government will continue mobilizing resources from various development partners in order to boost the growth of cooperatives which are vehicles for accelerated sustainable development. Speaking during the101st International Day of Cooperatives celebrations held at Kenyatta Stadium, the deputy governor, who represented Governor Wavinya Ndeti, … Read more

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Kihika urges Sacco leaders to embrace good leadership for survival of cooperatives

Nakuru county Governor Susan Kihika has urged Sacco leaders to embrace good leadership to ensure the survival of their societies. In a speech read on her behalf by Deputy governor David Kones during the 101st Ushirika day celebrations, Kihika said Saccos are great contributors of economic development hence they should be managed well to safeguards … Read more

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Cooperatives urged to embrace innovation to net more members

Taita-Taveta Deputy Governor Christine Kilalo has urged cooperative societies to embrace innovation to widen their markets to net potential members at the grassroot level. Speaking during the commemoration of the 101 International Cooperatives day themed “Cooperatives for Sustainable Developments”, the deputy governor pledged to offer a prize of Ksh1 million to the cooperative society that … Read more

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Governor underscores critical role of cooperatives in socio-economic development

Kericho county Governor Dr. Erick Mutai has underscored the critical role played by the co-operative movement in the economic growth of the region. Speaking during this year’s Ushirika Day celebrations held at Kericho Primary School, the governor said the investments and contributions of local cooperative societies have the greatest impact in poverty eradication at the … Read more

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