By John Majau
Meru County Government has released Kshs10 million to people with disability Sacco (Meru PWD Sacco) for members economic empowerment.
The money will be lent out to members across the County at friendly rates in line with the devolved unit promise to empower PWDs to enable them live meaningful lives.
Speaking when he presented the cheque to Sacco officials led by County PWD Board Chairman Mr. Mike Makarina and PWD Sacco Chairman Adiel Murithi, Deputy Governor Titus Ntuchiu said the County Government is aware that PWDs don’t need sympathy but empowerment so that they can become economically independent.
He said the government will continually increase the fund to ensure that PWDs are able to acquire a steady flow of income for their ventures and contribute meaningfully to the vision and dream of Making Meru Great.
“The County Government will dispatch officers from Meru Microfinance to train Sacco members on financial literacy and how to do profitable businesses. Am calling on the PWD Board to embark on a vigorous recruitment drive to ensure that the over 60,000 PWDs in Meru County are incorporated into the Sacco so that they can benefit from the fund. We are committed to making PWDs great because they are part and parcel of the County,” said the deputy governor.
The County Minister for Education and Social Development Ms. Liner Nkirote Kailanya urged the Sacco members to utilize the funds prudently so that it can grow and transform the lives of the PWDs.
Makarina lauded the County Government for fulfilling their promise meant to empower PWDs.