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Co-operatives can make State’s Big Four Agenda a reality

Co-operatives societies are highly relevant and important in the realisation of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big Four development agenda. Affordable housing is one item on the agenda that Uhuru has focused on in his final term in office. The others are manufacturing, universal healthcare and food security and nutrition. If harnessed, the experience and capacity of co-operatives could provide a head ...

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County partners with NGO to foster value addition

By Dennis Bett The county government of Elgeyo Marakwet has partnered with Non-Governmental Organizations to add value to milk, honey and tomatoes. Through the partnership, farmers and businesspeople will be mobilized to join cooperative societies. The county government has started reviving dormant cooperatives by injecting funds to strengthen their operations to benefit famers through value addition. Deputy Governor Wisley Rotich ...

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Police officers told to invest in land

By James Wakahiu Police officers have been advised to invest in land which is a safe investment for them as it does not require a lot of time. Thika West OCPD Willy Simba speaking to his officers during an investment sensitisation forum recently said that due to the nature of their work police officers don’t have time to invest in ...

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Co-op Sector offered board slots at Govt Mortgage agency

By Staff Reporter The Co-operative sector will have two board members sitting on the newly formed Kenya Mortgage Refinance Company (KMRC). The National Co-operative Housing Union (NACHU) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mary Mathenge noted the sector had been offered the two slots and that it was happy with the offer so far. Available statistics indicate that co-operatives account for 90 ...

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Co-operative Movement push for own Ministry

By Staff Reporter A section of the National Co-operatives (NACOS) and the co-operative sector players in general have voiced concerns over lack of a Principal Secretary (PS) in the State Department of Co-operatives. The concerns come weeks after immediate former PS Ali Ismail left office over failure to be re-appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta when he formed his Government earlier ...

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Co-ops plan to invest heavily in housing sector

By Stephen Makabila Under the Big 4 Agenda of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s last five years in office ahead of his retirement in year 2022, the co-operative sector is expected to be instrumental in the achievement of these agenda namely- Food Security, Affordable Housing, Manufacturing and affordable Health Care for all. The Co-operative sector is supposed to play a major role ...

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County to have Sh240m Smart Dairy Farms

By Our Reporter All sub-counties in Kakamega County will have a fully-fledged Smart Dairy farm station at a cost of Sh20 million. Deputy Governor Prof Philip Kutima said the county government has embarked on a Sh240 million Smart Dairy farms initiative. So far the stations have been established in two sub-counties. The facilities have each a capacity to accommodate 25 ...

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Co-op management lauded for prudence

By Godfrey Wamalwa Busia County Executive Committee Member for Trade, Co-operatives and Industrialisation Judith Maketso has lauded the management of Magombe Multipurpose Co-operative for the job well done. “Behind the floods in Budalangi there is something beautiful with potential that requires support from all the stakeholders,” she said. Maketso said the county government will fund the society to enable it ...

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Members’ lethargy fuelling corruption in Saccos-Official

By Azael Masese Failure by co-operative members to interrogate the performance of their respective organisations has been identified as a weakness that needs urgent remedy. Intriguingly, this happens even in Savings and Credit Cooperative Organisations (Saccos) where majority of the members are the elite, leading to embezzlement of members’ savings. State Department of Co-operatives Senior Deputy Commissioner Geoffrey Njang’ombe disclosed ...

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