By Kamundia Muriithi.
Winas Sacco plans to go big on agency banking in a bid to decongest its banking halls and deliver efficient services to its members.
Robert Njue, the Chairman of the Board of Directors revealed that plans were in high gear to launch WINAS Mashinani, which will ensure the Sacco has agents in all strategic places.
This platform is set to go live in Makima, Gategi, Karaba, Siakago, Runyenjes, Kathwana in Chuka, Kithyoko, Kivaa and Matuu.
The Sacco CEO, David Kariuki said the vibrant society had introduced ATMs so as to reduce long queues at the banking halls, adding that they were almost completing construction work on its new modern offices in Kiritiri town, off Thika-Matuu road.
They were speaking during the Sacco’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), held recently at Urban Primary School in Embu Town.
The meeting was attended by a galaxy of members who included teachers, business persons, micro-groups, investors, civil servants and employees of private institutions and companies.
Njue also revealed that Winas Investment Co-operative society, the Sacco’s investment subsidiary; was now operational.
“The new investment arm will expose members to the world of investments so that they can earn more and improve their economic lives,” he said.
Kariuki said this investment subsidiary will focus on property or real estate. He said registration was ongoing and challenged members to invest into the new outfit and change their fortunes for the better.