Garissa County Cooperative Director Samuel Karanja has urged residents to start forming groups like chamas or Saccos to exploit the services brought about by the launch of Garissa Industrial and Aggregation Park.
He noted that the park will bring together more businesses that will provide services complementing one another and attract new investment areas and that Saccos will boost production and businesses in the region.
The director urged groups to work together to eradicate the current challenges farmers face.
Human rights activist Khalif Abdi Farah noted that before the Saccos get their footing, they’ll face strong opposition from those currently monopolising trade.
However, he expressed optimism that Saccos will overcome constraints that hinder economic growth which has been limiting access to infrastructure, technology and finance.
By Amoto Ndiewo
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