Sacco growth

Chelugui lauds Saccos for exhibiting tremendous growth in past year

Simon Chelugui, the Cooperatives and MSMEs Development Cabinet Secretary (CS), has released a report which indicates a steady growth in the Sacco industry for the past one year. Chelugui said that all the 360 Saccos regulated by the Sacco Societies Regulatory Authority (SASRA) have seen tremendous growth in assets, deposits, loans, and capital from November…

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How coffee farmers can be exposed to global markets

The New Kenya Planters Co-operative Union (NKPCU) has highlighted a number of ways in which coffee farmers can expand access to the international market, including market exposure through exhibitions to unlock the potential of the local industry. Giving his presentation on export marketing and farmer financing during the inaugural Cooperative Movement Stakeholders’ Annual Conference, NKPCU…

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Universal Traders Sacco honours pledge as trader steers off in Probox grand prize

Universal Traders Sacco has awarded Agnes Kalondu Nzuki a Toyota Probox, the car she won from a Ksh2000 stake she deposited to enter the grand draw at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos County. The elated lady from Mutituni/ Ngelani Ward in Machakos County could not believe her luck. She was among the numerous winners who walked…

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Real estate stakeholders seek Govt intervention over delayed issuance of title deeds

Players in the real estate sector have raised alarm over delays in processing of title deeds. Association of Real Estate Stakeholders Chairman Kinyua Wa Iratu claims the delays have been occasioned by rampant corruption in various land registries infiltrated by cartels. He noted that some unilateral decisions like changes in land rates and other statutory…

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Kenya cements position as Islamic Banking hub in East, Central Africa

The existence of Gulf Africa Bank, Dubai Bank and First Community Bank as fully fledged Islamic Banks has cemented Kenya’s position as a hub for Islamic banking in East and Central Africa. The position is further cemented by the existence of Islamic products in conventional banks and Saccos. Abdi Hussein, Gulf Bank Garissa Branch Deputy…

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CS orders SASRA to safeguard interests of Sacco members

Saccos Societies Regulatory Authority (SASRA) has been asked to ensure interests of all members of the 360 Saccos in the country are protected and that adequate revenues are generated. Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Cooperatives and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Simon Chelugui asked SASRA’s chief executive (CEO)Peter Njuguna to also ensure that members comply with…

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KTS invites tender applications for construction of its office block

KTS, formerly Kitui Teachers Sacco, has invited suitable local constructors for the construction of an office block on plot number LR KYANGWITHYA/TUNGUTU/3892. The minimum and mandatory qualifications include possession of a pre-qualification document, incorporation or registration certificate, valid tax compliance certificate and a recent copy of CR 12. Current registration with the national construction authority…

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Stakeholders call for urgent implementation of reforms to revive sugar sub-sector

The Lake Region Economic Bloc (LREB) has called for the implementation of the past recommendations seeking to revive the ailing sugar sub-sector. Speaking during a sugar summit in Kakamega, LREB chairperson Professor Peter Anyang Nyong’o said the resolutions, such as those contained in the 2019 Sugar Industry Stakeholders Task Force Report were good hence the…

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How to get reluctant youth to join Saccos

The best choice for the youth to achieve the much sought after financial empowerment is for them to join good Saccos. Offering young entrepreneurs admission into Saccos and other accelerators alleviates the risk and fear that comes with taking the leap into entrepreneurship alone. Enterpreneurhsip is an area where many youth have feasible ideas about…

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