Kisumu County to train co-operators on governance

By Fredrick Odiero 

The department of Cooperative Development in Kisumu Central Kisumu County will soon organize training for stakeholders in the sector in order to enhance efficiency and compliance.

Kisumu Central sub county cooperative officer Philip Akama further said that some of the beneficiaries of the training will be the over 300 Saccos in the area.

He said other potential beneficiaries will be the National Transport and Safety Agency and matatu owners.

Akama said that they will also incorporate Saccos in the dairy and sugar industry in order to tap the potential there.

Speaking in Kisumu Akama said that many Saccos in the area are at the moment doing badly due to incapacity on the part of members and the management.

He said many of the organizations have gone under since they are not keen on their books being audited.

“These are some of the issues which will be tackled during the training’ he said.

Akama said some Saccos such as Kisumu Teachers Sacco are doing well due to good management.

He also gave the example of Mwonya Tuk Tuk Sacco which he noted has managed to fight on despite challenges.

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