Kitui County invests big in Sacco sector

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Mar 3, 2017
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By Boniface Mulu

Kitui County Gov­ernment has con­structed 16 honey processing factories for local beekeeping co­operators, a juice pro­cessing factory for the Mwingi Horticulture Farmers Cooperative So­ciety Limited in Mwingi sub county, among other projects.

County Trade, Indus­try, ICT and Coopera­tives Development CEC, Jonah Mwinzi, said the county government has also purchased a milk cooler for the Kyang­withya Dairy Farmers Cooperative.

In a speech read on his behalf by the County Trade, Industry, ICT and Cooperatives Develop­ment Director, Robert Ngong’a, during Ushiri­ka Day celebrations in Kitui town, Mwinzi also noted that the county Government has con­structed 80 motor bike taxi operator sheds in the county.

“Local cooperatives’ potential is immense,” he said, adding that the county Government had assisted 32 Saccos.

He, however, told saccos to be pro-active to gain government support. Mwinzi said a County Cooperatives Bill was being formu­lated and urged adults to involve the youths in the cooperative movement to start income-generat­ing projects.

Kitui Teachers Sav­ings and Credit Coop­erative Society Limited, Chief Executive Officer, (CEO) Florence Mutua, speaking during the oc­casion, said the society’s products and services in­clude salary processing, loan processing, salary advance, special loan, super loan, ATM-Visa card services, medical account, fixed deposit, children account, holi­day account, investment loan, normal loan, school fees loan and emergency loan.

She said the Sacco has four branches in Mwingi, Kyuso, Muto­mo and Mutitu town

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