County releases Sh10 million to PWDs Sacco

By John Majau

Meru County Government has released Sh10 million to the Meru People With Disability (PWD) Sacco to empower them economically.

The money will be lent out to members across the County at low interest rates in line with the devolved government’s promise to empower PWDs.

Speaking when he presented the cheque to Sacco officials led by County PWD Board Chairman Mike Makarina and Sacco Chairman Adiel Murithi, Deputy Governor Titus Ntuchiu said they were aware that PWDs don’t need sympathy but empowerment so that they can become economically independent.

He said in the future the government will continually increase the fund to ensure that PWDs are able to acquire a steady flow of income for their ventures.

Their empowerment is also expected  to 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,” said Ntuchiu.

He asked 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 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.

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