Monday, 18 August 2014
KISUMU WOMEN REP CALLS ON YOUTH TO FORM SACCOs
BY OMARI AKELLO
Kisumu County women representative Rose Nyamunga has called on boda boda operators across Nyanza to consider forming SACCOs as away of fast tracking development in the region.
Nyamunga told boda boda operators and those in the matatu sector in the region to embrace the idea noting that it has worked well in other areas across the country.
Speaking after presiding over a funds drive to over 200 boda boda operators at Ojola Kisumu County, Nyamunga said she was ready to exploit her position in ensuring that Youths in the region realize full development through SACCOs.
And while speaking in a separate meeting in a Kisumu hotel where women from the region were train women on how to access and handle Uwezo funds, Nyamunga urged the beneficiaries not to divert the funds to other avenues but to channel it to the intended purposes.
Accompanied by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga's wife Ida Odinga, she expressed disappointment that in most cases money has not been well managed by the beneficiaries.
She said Uwezo fund was all round friendly unlike other lenders with the history of harassing their beneficiaries despite the high interest rate slapped on them.
Nyamunga pledged that immediately after the women benefited from the Uwezo fund she would introduce fish farming projects across the county and would ensure that every village prospers in every project they have identified.