Governor Dr. Jonathan Bii’s Nguzo number four emphasizes on strengthening Cooperative Societies for sustainable economic growth and as a department, we are focussing on building capacities for these economic entities to stand out as the best.

This was highlighted by Trade Chief Officer Geoffrey Tanui who spoke on Wednesday during the training of SACCO administrators and leaders on system automation.

Tanui stated that societies have proved to be the cornerstone of economic growth noting that by pooling resources together, people can improve their livelihoods.

“A lot of government services are now available in the e-citizen portal and that is our position as a county because we want all our services to be available online,” he said.

Already, county services such as payment of Single Business Permit, Land rates, Cess, Slaughter House Fee, Market fees, and Signages are among the services that have been automated.

These services are offered at the recently established Uasin Gishu County Service Centre.

The Trade Chief Officer further urged the officials to maintain good governance in their entities adding that the richest counties became so as a result of good governance which made their entities big and vibrant.

Trade Director Isaac Lagat while speaking on behalf of Director Enterprise Development Fund Kipleting Mengich said the system which will be hosted in the county server will further help in analysis and planning purposes.

Lagat also noted that: “Through this system, the department will be able to assess your respective needs online.”

The SACCO leadership were also trained on among others, account and reporting in creating a balance sheet, trial balance and income statement.