By Rosemil Oduor
Vihiga Governor Wilber Ottichilo has supported plans by boda boda operators in his county to form savings and credit cooperative society.
Otichillo urged the operators to also engage in other income generating activities like small scale farming ,growing tissue culture bananas, indigenous vegetables, rearing poultry and livestock.
He also said his government will financially support the Sacco and offer qualified personnel to help in the management of the Society.
Otichillo was speaking in Mudete trading centre in Sabatia Sub- County where he met boda boda operators.
“There are plans to establish a funding programme which when passed into law, will enable you get loans at one per cent interest rates,” he said.
The governor reminded the operators to obtain suitable insurance covers and observe road safety regulations.