The Co-operative Bank of Kenya wants to support devolution locally by supporting Makueni towards realizing its general development agenda to the residents.
This was disclosed by the Bank’s Head of Government and Public Sector Banking Silvance Nono on Tuesday when he led a team of representatives from the bank for a breakfast meeting with Governor Kivutha Kibwana to discuss possible areas of partnership.
According to Nono, the bank fits into the key aspirations of Makueni county in the following areas;
Agriculture and Food Security; to provide wide range agribusiness support for major valued horticultural crops in the county;
Water and Irrigation; to support the various initiatives for water harvesting as well as revenue collection for Wote Water and Sewerage Company;
Youth and women support; to provide banking solutions geared towards economic empowerment;
Quality and Accessible Health services; to provide revenue collection solutions for the county’s health facilities;
Quality Education; through provision of cash management services for the ECDE centers and TVETs; and
Economic Empowerment; through integration of co-operatives to encourage cohesion and self-reliance through pooled savings and training on financial awareness through the Co-op Bank Consultancy arm.
The Bank is supporting the county in the scholarships program and has so far sponsored 30 bright students from needy backgrounds in the County.
A technical team drawn from the parties will meet next week to finalise on the specific joint framework of working together.