Nandi county governor Stephen Sang has expressed concern over the lack of adequate auditors in the region to increase efficiency of inspections in co-operatives.
Speaking during the Ushirika day celebrations held at Kapsabet A.I.C Bible college grounds in Nandi county, the governor argued that lack of adequate auditors in the region is one of the reasons many Saccos fail to convene Annual General Meetings (AGMs) on time as is required.
Sang ordered the department of co-operatives to immediately hire six new auditors to be based at each sub-county to help carry out audits for Saccos since currently, the county has over 350 Saccos and only one auditor.
“Frequent audits will end corruption and impropriety being experienced in many societies,” he said.
He lauded Saccos for being the driving force in piloting the economy of the region.
“However, I’m worried that some Sacco leaders might be driven by greed,” he expressed concern.
During the event, Trans-Elite Sacco was praised as one of the outstanding institutions in the county. Baraton University Sacco was rated the most well managed society and for holding their AGMs on time.
By Isaac Biwott
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