Kenya to host 24th SACCA Congress in October

CS Cooperatives Simon Kiprono Chelugui (centre) with his PS Patrick Kilemi ( right) and ACCOSCA Executive Director George Ombado addressing media recently.

Kenya is set to host the 24th Savings and Credit Cooperatives Associations (SACCA) Congress on October 6-12, 2024 in Naivasha, Nakuru County.

The 2024 SACCA Congress will be organised by African Confederation of Cooperative Savings and Credit Associations (ACCOSCA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Cooperatives and MSMEs Development and Kenya Union of Savings and Credit Co-operatives (KUSCCO).


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Over 2000 cooperators from 42 global countries representing six continents are expected to attend the annual conference.

The 2024 SACCA Congress is now set to be a game-changer, with the government of Kenya reaffirming its unwavering support to host the event.

Speaking during the Second Session of the 2024 SACCA Congress Working Group, Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Cooperatives and MSMEs Development, Simon Kiprono Chelugui said the Government will work closely with ACCOSCA and the hosting institution, KUSCCO, to make the Congress a success.

The annual gathering brings together experts and industry leaders from across the globe to share knowledge and experiences.

Principal Secretary in the State Department of Cooperatives Patrick Kilemi noted Kenya is set to showcase how cooperatives are playing a pivotal role in impacting the socio-economic well-being of members, as well as contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

ACCOSCA Executive Director George Ombado revealed that the 2024 SACCA theme would be centered on how the Cooperative Business Model in Africa is contributing towards achieving the United Nations Development Sustainable Goals.

During the event Credit Unions in the continent and beyond will deliberate on issues touching on cooperative sector.

ACCOSCA is a Pan-African confederation of national associations of savings and credit cooperatives societies. It was formed in1968.

By Obegi Malack

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