The Ng’arisha Sacco leadership has assured its members-over thirteen thousand-of safe and secured savings. Speaking during the annual delegates meeting held at a Chwele hotel, the Sacco chairman Benedict Simiyu said having been bestowed with the leadership, they are willing to go an extra mile to ensure the Sacco is well run.
He said currently the membership is not limited to Bungoma County and teachers alone, saying even those willing to save as little as Kshs 50 per day have an opportunity in the Sacco. The chairman disclosed that they are focusing to uplift the life of its members, pointing out that in life, one cannot depend on his salary alone and that through Ng’arisha Sacco they can access loans. However he said they are working with the Credit Reference Bureau (CRB) to ensure if one defaults on a loan he or she will be tracked.
Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula who officially joined the Sacco called upon the management to be honest in their duties and that mismanagement incidences witnessed elsewhere of shouldn’t arise. He also challenged them to start alternative projects that will provide profits for them and boost the members’ dividends at the end of the day. “You can for instance seek to supply one liter bottled water to ECDE children across the County, which will be able to earn you something more as opposed to having the members’ money lie idle,” he said.
Wetangula also expressed his displeasure over the corruption scandals unearthed in different ministries saying the Judiciary should crack the whip and have those involved in graft jailed. Bungoma South KNUT Secretary Ken Nganga with his Webuye East counterpart Aggrey Namisi urged teachers to stick with Ng’arisha Sacco.