By Our Reporter
Kakamega County women have been asked to form Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies (Saccos) to help mobilize resources and access funding from governmental and private agencies in the country.
MPs from the region led by Woman Representative, Rachel Ameso said formation of investment groups and Saccos among women was the surest route to economic empowerment and eradication of poverty in rural areas.
Ameso said that current trends show that donor funds are only being disbursed to groups with written proposals on their projects and urged women in the county to unite to access such donations.
“Write your project proposals and bring them to my office to work on funds disbursement,” she said. Ameso also asked women to participate in decision making and political processes including supporting their counterparts during elections.
“We must join hands to elect female leaders so as to increase women representation both in Parliament and the County Assembly,” said Ameso.
Her Bungoma counterparts, Reginalda Wanyonyi and Dorcas Kedogo echoed the sentiments and asked women to work hard and network with their leaders in drafting viable project proposals to access funding.