Malaba Border Riders Savings and Credit Co-operative Sacco members have procured a seven seater matatu set to ply the Malaba – Bungoma route under Bungoma trans Sacco. The excited members converged yesterday at the Malaba Outreach Baptist church to pray for and bless the Nissan Vannette.
The van was bought using funds raised during a fundraising event that was attended by Busia County Governor Sospeter Ojaamong, Teso North MP, Oku Kaunya and his Nyakach counterpart, Aduma Owuor. The Sacco raised 1.1 million shillings.
The Sacco chair, John Orono appreciated the governor and the two members of parliament for accepting their invitation that saw the Sacco realize their dream.
“We ventured into the Sacco movement to empower the members, majority of who are the youth; it’s a small vehicle but we have to start from somewhere to grow. God will give us a bigger one,” he said.
Mr. Orono called on the youth to make investments while young and to invest in areas they have competitive advantage. The public transport industry is dominated by youth throughout the country and its success eminent when a transport business is run by the youth.
Dr Opacha, the presiding clergy, urged the youth to emulate Malaba Boarder Riders and aim higher rather than being idle.