Chelugui: Govt is developing policies to incorporate youth in Saccos

Co-operatives and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Development Cabinet Secretary  Simon Chelugui has revealed that the government is promoting the involvement of young people in the cooperative movement by encouraging them to form their own cooperatives or be incorporated into leadership of the existing Saccos.

The CS lamented that despite their technological proficiency, young individuals were absent in the cooperative sector yet their involvement could greatly enhance the sector’s growth.

“Many Saccos lack young people. However, policies are being implemented to encourage them to form cooperatives and take on leadership roles in existing Saccos,” he said

The 2020 SASRA report reveals that obstacles that complicate the process of exiting Saccos discourage potential members, especially the younger generation.

Meanwhile, the CS also mentioned that Kenyan officers are stationed in Belgium, Dubai, and the United States of America to guarantee that Kenyan tea is stored in close proximity to the markets.

He also reported that due to the current heavy rainfall, milk production has increased twofold, prompting his department to strategize for the export of the surplus milk.

By Amos Kerich

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