By Elizabeth Angira
Teachers have been urged to do mobile banking to avoid Coronavirus pandemic.
This after the teachers have been camping at Gusii Mwalimu Sacco Branch waiting for their dividends on long cues.
Speaking in his office, Gusii Mwalimu Sacco Branch, Mr. Charles Omwanza stated that it has become a challenge to handle such huge crowd of teachers who are not adhering to the government directives not be in gatherings.
Mr Omwanza said that after addressing the teachers to do mobile banking they went as far as aired views on social media and threatened to demonstrate that they have denied not to take their dividends.
“I asked teachers to stay at home and do mobile banking instead of coming to que ,”said Omwanza.
The CEO said that they have taken all the measures outlined by the government to reduce the miniminal serious services to serve them .
He reiterated that it doesn’t add up when the government has banned gatherings, closed down open air markets and night clubs but the teachers are insisting to parade on long queues without adhering to the rules.
He noted that teachers have that notion to que while receiving their dividends instead of using mobile banking .
He pleaded to the teachers for the safety of their lives and the public at large to stay at home and carry out mobile banking transactions from there.
The CBK Governor Dr Patrick Njoroge had earlier stated that they have reduced charges for mobile banking besides increasing transactions limits.
He also stated that loading money to mobile wallets had also been zero rated.
According to the CBK boss these are part of measures that have been taken to reduce any adverse effects arising from the pandemic .
The measures are aimed at reducing the need for actual cash transactions. The Sacco has 34,000 members, at least 12,000 members have received their dividends.