How welfare group is positively changing retirees’ lives

The Retired Officers Welfare (ROWE) group, is redefining the art of retirement in the serene rural heartlands of Kakamega North County. Their story, a testament to the pursuit of both economic prosperity and community, unfolds against the backdrop of the attractive Kakamega landscape. Comprising retired individuals, ROWE stands as a stark contrast to the solitude … Read more

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Stakeholders call for urgent implementation of reforms to revive sugar sub-sector

The Lake Region Economic Bloc (LREB) has called for the implementation of the past recommendations seeking to revive the ailing sugar sub-sector. Speaking during a sugar summit in Kakamega, LREB chairperson Professor Peter Anyang Nyong’o said the resolutions, such as those contained in the 2019 Sugar Industry Stakeholders Task Force Report were good hence the … Read more

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Redefine role of Saccos in new sugar law, stakeholders urge Govt

Leaders and farmers from the sugar belt want the role of Saccos redefined in the new sugar law to drive sugarcane development activities. Speaking during a sugar summit held in Kakamega, the leaders proposed that Saccos and outgrowers companies be the key drivers in sugar development and management. “Notable cane out growers companies and Saccos … 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, Nakhumicha attributed the collapse of cooperative societies in the region to management wrangles and argued that training the leaders on management will help solve the … Read more

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County leaders urge youth to embrace avocado farming

Bungoma county leaders have urged the youth in the region to embrace hass avocado farming as an alternative source of income. Speaking during the official opening of Sisi Village produce demonstration centre for hass avocado and bee keeping projects in Kanduyi constituency, area MP John Makali and his Bumula counterpart Jack Wamboka urged locals to … Read more

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County support will boost development of resident Saccos, expert says

The Co-operative movement in the country’s Western region can only register development if county governments put proper measures in place to support Saccos in their jurisdictions, seasoned co-operative expert Owuor Awuor has advised. Owuor, who is a long-time regional leader of the giant Ushuru Sacco, observed that most co-operative societies in the region are not … Read more

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