Cooperative societies leaders have been challenged to be transparent and accountable in their actions in order to win the confidence of their members. Speaking while meeting Marathon Cooperatives Union members, the Uasin Gishu county Cooperatives and Enterprise Development CEC Ms Esther Mutai urged them to ensure that they conduct annual general meetings and brief members on the status of the society.
She also asked them to build a strong union while challenging them to think critically on what to do for the union to excel and get trust from members. “The value of the acquisition of a milling plant is determined by members. I urge you to continue buying shares, sell two bags of maize for example and buy shares to enable you and your members have the plant,” Ms Mutai said. Marathon Union was formed by 33 primary cooperative societies from Turbo and Kapseret Sub-Counties.