In his message read by Lt. Gen. Charles Angina the Deputy Chief Coordinator of OWC, during the closure of a two day Annual General Meeting of UWEZO SACCO at Gadafi barracks in Jinja on Thursday, Gen. Saleh urged OWC officials to build confidence in investors
The Chief Coordinator of Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) Gen. Salim Saleh has appealed to OWC officers to fight actions and activities that frustrate investment in the Country .
In his message read by Lt. Gen. Charles Angina the Deputy Chief Coordinator of OWC, during the closure of a two day Annual General Meeting of UWEZO SACCO at Gadafi barracks in Jinja on Thursday, Gen. Saleh urged OWC officials to build confidence in investors’ by guaranteeing a conducive environment for them.
“There are a lot of conmen in the Country who con and frustrate investors. I urge all of you to fight these conmen (Bafere) in your areas in order to realize development,” Saleh said adding that OWC officials should use their influence to correct people’s attitude towards development.
He urged members in UWEZO SACCO to promote the spirit of ownership, build trust by not allowing wastage of resources in the country.
Gen. Saleh told members that there are many government initiatives at district and regional levels like CAIIP program that are not known by people and therefore urged them to take time and sensitize residents so that they know them.
During the Annual General Meeting, members of UWEZO Savings and Credit Society (SACCO) elected a new Executive Committee to manage the Savings and Credit Cooperative.
The elections were handled by Egos Opolot, the Acting Assistant Commissioner for Cooperative Development.
The Operation Wealth Creation Public Relations Officer, Maj. James Nkojo said they elected a nine member committee elected as office bearers to include the Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Treasurer, four regional committee members and a supervisory committee.
Elections were conducted and Lt. Col. Godfrey Muhanguzi bounced back as Chairperson of UWEZO SACCO, Lt. Col. John Francis Ongiya was elected Vice chairperson, Lt. Col. Peter Buyungo as Treasurer and four regional committee members who included Maj. Teddy Joyce Kavuma (Central region) and Col. Jorum Bashaija (Western region) among others.
Maj. Nkojo said the committee shall be responsible for overall direction of the SACCO and the determination of its policies.
Nkojo added that the SACCO’s savings is now close to a billion shillings. The SACCO which started in November 2014 with 109 members currently has 300 members.
Lt. Gen. Angina appealed to the committee to continue maintaining the books of accounts and warned it against selling assets of the SACCO.
“To build legitimacy is a centre of gravity in the SACCO,” Lt. Gen. Angina told the newly elected executive committee members.