The Western Community Health Association, (WECOHAS), has launched a youth water project in Busia County. The move is aimed at expanding the association’s portfolio in an effort to increase the social and economic status of the people.
WECOHAS is a western region community-based organization with a presence in Kakamega, Vihiga, Busia, Bungoma and Transnzoia Counties. The organization aims at improving healthcare and social status of the people in these counties through the creation of income-generating projects which the community members are stakeholders.
Speaking during the launch, Busia County Youth Chairman Mr. Benjamin Sireka thanked the organization for the bold step they have taken to help the youth improve their economic status through such projects. Mr. Sireka urged the management to give first priority to the youth in the event job opportunities arise within the organization.
WECOHAS currently offers 50% of its shares to the community with each share costing one hundred Kenya shillings only. Mr Sireka, however, requested that the youth be given 100% ownership of the newly launched water project dubbed WECOMAJI.
Other projects owned by the WECOWAS include; Cancer Institute, WECOHAS Microfinance [Okoa Finance] and WECOHAS Maendeleo Transport that is set to be launched in Vihiga County in a couple of weeks.