By Erick Nyayiera.
Kisumu County Government has designed Co-operative Development Policy which will determine the growth path of the Co-operative sector in the region.
This comes at a time when the Cooperative movement in the County has shown remarkable growth with the total registered Co-operatives societies standing at 470 and membership at 105,975 compared to 99,975 members in 2015.
In a speech read on his behalf by the County Executive Committee Member in-charge of ICT, Michael Oyango during the 2017 Ushirika Day celebrations at Lions High School, Governor Jack Ranguma said that already the Kisumu County Co-operative Bill 2015 has been assented to and are currently developing a policy that will provide the legal framework.
“We are collaborating with the Council of Governors and the National Government in coming up with a comprehensive Co-operative policy that will include the legal framework and basis for amendment to our act to conform to the Constitution of Kenya 2010,” said Ranguma.