National
Army SACCOS gets new command
Publish Date: Apr 10, 2014
Army SACCOS gets new command
The Chief of Defence Forces Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala.
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Steven Candia

THE Chief of Defence Forces Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala has inaugurated new board members of the army Wazalendo SACCOS, urging them to fuse team spirit and innovation so as to spur the scheme to greater heights.

During the launch at the army headquarters, Katumba challenged the new directors to emulate their predecessors and even perform better so as to drive forward Wazalendo Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies Organization (WASACCO), the biggest in the country.

Tracing the history of the organization and the achievements Katumba advised, “you should work as a team not to fail but move the SACCOS forward,” Katumba said and pledged none interference from the army leadership with the management of the organization.

The board members include: Capt. K Kagina, Lance Corporal Mwase; Pt. Bumba MH AND Warrant Officer II Mwebaze N. The supervision committee (SUPCO) chairman is Lt. Col. R Onata, deputized by Maj. Mike Kwezi while Lt. D Tayebwa is the Secretary.    

“We are not going to do anything to arm twist you to do anything that is detrimental to your clients. Not me, not even the Joint Chief of Staff (Maj. Gen. Wilson Mbadi), not any member in the army leadership,” Katumba said.

“Bring in new ideas and go out and advocate for the saving culture,” he said, moments after giving out mementos to the outgoing office bearers.

The outgoing Vice Chairman SUPCO Maj. Alan Kitanda called for diligence on the part of the incoming SUPCO members saying, the organization at present boasts total assets of sh 109b, a loan portfolio of sh87b and a share and capital reserve of sh 75b, making it the biggest SACCOS in the country.

“I have just returned from the field and people out there are still asking a lot of questions which you still have to answer,” Katumba said. The performance of Wazalendo, he said, had demystified the widely held view that SACCOS cannot be effectively run and urged the members to share ideas with other SACCOS. 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Museveni supporters hold demonstration in Kampala
A group of NRM members have held a peaceful demonstration on Kampala Streets expressing their support to President Yoweri Museveni in the 2016 polls....
Court sets free Wakiso man who defiled girl aged 15
A Wakiso bodaboda operator, Musa Jjuuko, has survived staying in jail for 12 years for defilement after the Court of Appeal quashed his conviction, set the sentence aside and let him free, saying that the trial court had wrongly adjudged him....
Kitgum to remember mama Irene Gleeson
Northern Uganda is in high spirits as it prepares the visitation of President Yoweri Museveni on July 18 for the annual Mama Irene charity walk and memorial service at Boma grounds in Kitgum town....
UPDF dismisses chopper attack claims
The Ugandan army refutes claims by South Sudan rebels they brought down a Ugandan helicopter gunship in in Upper Nile region....
Kigezi College fundraiser nets sh144m for facelift
President Yoweri Museveni has contributed sh60m towards the rehabilitation of Kigezi College Butobere located in Kabale district....
Bullet survivor: ‘I thought a stone had struck me’
Bandaged and writhing in pain in Mulago Hospital, Daniel Okim knows all too well he is lucky to be alive....
Do you think Ugandan graduates are the worst in the region?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter