Cooperatives and Enterprises County Executive Committee Member Ms. Esther Mutai has challenged Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s) not to stagnate but rather grow their business and move to the next level of their investment.
This, she said that would leave room for other upcoming entrepreneurs to take up their places and venture into business.
Speaking on Tuesday morning to a group of women who have been selling “_Magunia_” since 1984 Ms. Mutai challenged them to catch up with the changing trends of business so that they are not left out due to changing trends.
The women group Kerebetabgaa Women Group from Huruma Ward, Turbo Sub-County had visited the department of cooperatives to seek knowledge on how to form their own cooperative society so as to benefit from the government’s programs.
“The world around us is changing with times… farmers are now diversifying and venturing into modern methods of farming who will you be selling to these “Magunia”?,” Asked the CECM.
Cooperatives Chief Officer Pius Kigen welcomed their urge and need to register a consumer cooperative society citing that the department is well equipped to fast-track their registration so that the women can benefit from the government’s programs.
He challenged them to venture into large scale business so that they maximize their profit by selling in bulk whole sale and retail.
Director County Enterprise Fund Isack Lagat and County Commissioner for cooperatives Malaki Tenai were among the speakers who challenged the women to move with speed to register their cooperative society.