PS Cooperatives urges SACCOs to hire competent officials

PS Cooperatives Patrick Kilemi (left) awards APSTAR Sacco youngest saver. Looking on is the Sacco Chair National Chairman Dr Philip Cherono. Photo Obegi Malack

Principal Secretary Department for Cooperatives Patrick Kiburi Kilemi has asked Sacco members to always hire competent officials to run the SACCOs.

He said incompetent officials are not able to perform leading to poor performance of most firms.

Speaking during APSTAR Sacco (former Ukulima Sacco) 46th ADM at Serena Hotels he said the board should also not be afraid in replacing underperforming top leaders.


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Kilemi pointed out that firing CEOs is among roles of the board.

“Leadership is about making important decisions including tough decisions. The ADMs are important for delegates to also make important decisions,” he said.

He commended APSTAR Sacco leadership which he said has made the Sacco maintain its good financial record which has kept the organisation among top performers.

The Sacco National Chairman Dr Philip Cherono said they recorded growth in assets from KSh14.658 billion in the year 2022 to KSh15.175 billion last year.

By Obegi Malack

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