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Busia fish traders urged form Saccos to access development loans

By Washington Okellah Fish traders from Port Victoria town in Budalangi constituency, Busia County have been urged to form SACCOS to access development loans. Speaking after launching a 14 seater Nissan van bought by Maningo SACCO members, Budalangi MP Raphael Wanjala said SACCOS are the bridges that lead to instant wealth. He lauded the Sacco leadership led by Samson Nyadimo ...

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Bureaucracies in land buying affecting housing societies

By Andanje Wakhungu Acquisition of land has been cited as a major impediment in the implementation of Malava Housing Cooperative Society housing scheme in Kakamega County. According to Sacco chairman John Lumbatatia, the process of acquiring land has been so expensive making it difficult for the society to acquire and allocate parcels of land to its members. He was addressing ...

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Governor urges Sacco members to repay loans on time

By Godfrey Wamalwa Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong has urged Sacco members to make timely loan repayments. This, he said, will boost the institution’s financial base. Governor Ojaamong was addressing members of Malaba Border Riders Sacco recently during a funds drive to support purchase of a mini-bus. He noted that without discipline in lending and repayment of loans most Saccos do ...

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Kakamega residents urged to form co-operatives

By Andanje Wakhungu Residents of Kakamega County have been urged to form more cooperative societies to their livelihood activities. Speaking during the launch of Machesi Cooperative Society in Mugai /Shirugu ward, cooperative officer, William Muchiti, said cooperative societies was the only way forward for the residents to be able to sustain development in the area. He noted that Central and ...

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Vihiga bodaboda operators to form Sacco

By Rosemil Oduor Vihiga Governor Wilber Ottichilo has supported plans by boda boda operators in his county to form savings and credit cooperative society. Otichillo urged the operators to also engage in other income generating activities like small scale farming ,growing tissue culture bananas, indigenous vegetables, rearing poultry and livestock. He also said his government will financially support the Sacco ...

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Kakamega allocates Sh380 million to boost agriculture

By Andanje Wakhungu The County Government of Kakamega will spend over Sh 380 million in the purchase and distribution of subsidized maize and fertilizer to farmers. Deputy Governor Professor Philip Kutima stated that it was time the county started looking for alternative sources of income apart from the maize and cane farming. “We have already issued out maize seedlings at ...

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Church launches Women Sacco

By Godfrey Wamalwa Anglican Church of Kenya Katakwa Diocese Women Sacco became the 100th to be registered in Busia County following the partnership between the County Government and Busia Women representative Florence Mutua. Mutua who presided over the launch in Amagoro recently pledged Sh500, 000 from the Affirmative Action Fund to help in kick-starting the sacco. She urged the members ...

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Buy shares to boost Saccos, residents told

By Our Reporter Bunyala Sub-county Co-operative Officer Fred Odalo has told Busia County residents to increase their co-operatives’ shares to improve their Sacco’s financial status. Odalo said the Government was strict in ensuring no managers were running Saccos down. He also urged co-operators to stay alert and report any suspicious activities in their co-operatives. He was speaking at Port Victoria ...

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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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Governor pledges to revive dormant Saccos

By Godfrey Wamalwa Bungoma County Governor Wycliffe Wangamati has said his Government will provide necessary support to revive dormant Saccos and support their growth. He said the County Government will seek support of County Assembly members in legislating laws that will seal the loopholes in the co-operative sector used by unscrupulous people to run down Saccos. He said: “A major ...

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