The County government of Uasin Gishu has issued loans worth sh127 million to over 57 cooperative societies for the past three years.
Speaking during the marking of International Day of Cooperatives at the county headquarters in Eldoret town, Deputy Governor Daniel Chemno reaffirmed the county government’s commitment to continue supporting cooperatives.
He said cooperatives movements had transformed many livelihoods in the county both directly and indirectly.
“The County will continue offering support to the cooperatives in Uasin-Gishu County. The establishment of the Enterprise fund loans, AI Services, Milk Coolers, feed mixers, cold stores and Potato cold stores are among the many programs that the county has out in place to support the cooperative movement,” noted Mr. Chemno.
“We are committed to availing more funds to cooperatives so that they can be able built their capacity,” he added.
During the event that was attended by senior county officials among them Trade and Cooperatives CeC Phillip Melly, his Lands Counterpart Robert Ng’isirei, Mary Njogu (Environment) as well as Trade Chief Officer Simon Cheplel, Directors and Cooperative Commissioner, the best cooperatives in various categories were also awarded trophies where over 800 cooperatives from across the county attended.
International Day of Cooperatives is marked on July 1 annually.
This year’s slogan was ‘Co-operatives ensure no one is left behind’.