By Our Reporter
The Kisii County Commissioner for Co-operatives and Marketing Vincent Kenyariri has said both the National and County governments will continue working as a team to better the lives of Kenyans by empoering them to be self-reliant.
The commissioner was addressing Kisii County youths during a briefing session on the Government plans to involve the youths in active participation in national development.
He told the youths to join saccos and form groups to enable them secure Government tenders and loans because saccos charge lower interest rates than the commercial banks.
“If you long for leadership of any kind in the society you need to establish your economic base,” he advised. Kenyariri said that reports in his office indicate that most youths have no information about operations undertaken by societies saying that was the reason for low registration of youths saccos in the county.
He challenged officials of the existing saccos in the county to accelerate their services in the area and mobilize those staying in the rural to join saccos.
He urged co-operatives in the county to start a cottage industry and establish a one-stop shops where locals could access all sorts of items at lower rates or on credit.