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Governor drums up support for county cooperative at Jubilee fete

By BONIFACE GIKANDI | Published Sat, December 14th 2013 at 00:00, Updated December 13th 2013 at 21:44 GMT +3

By BONIFACE GIKANDI

Muranga county, Kenya: Murang’a Governor Mwangi wa Iria wants residents to support his Murang’a County Cooperative initiative.

Speaking during [email protected] celebrations, he said the cooperative will be a vehicle to pool resources for investing in various income generating ventures.

He said the cooperative’s target is to recruit more than 100,000 members who will be contributing a minimum of Sh1,000 per month.

The cooperative projects a Sh300 million monthly contribution or Sh3.6 billion annually.

Iria said to ensure safety of the investment, Delloitte and Touche have been appointed to manage the kitty.

“The cooperative is duly registered by the Department of Cooperatives,” he said.

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Some members of the county assembly have distanced themselves from the kitty alleging they have not been provided with information on its establishment by the executive.

Iria however asked the county leaders to support the initiative instead of embarking on a smear campaign. During the function, the governor commissioned 13 state-of-the-art ambulances that were procured by the county government to facilitate transportation of the sick and expectant mothers to hospitals.

Murang’a county lawmaker Sabina Wanjiru Chege asked all elected leaders in the region to foster unity and shun divisive politics.


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