Sidian Bank sponsors 6th Sacco leaders convention 2021

Monday, February 1st, 2021 20:18 | By
From left: Linda Karimi - Kuscco Head of Corporate Affairs, George Ototo - Kuscco MD, Simon Mwangi - Head of Government and Institutional Banking, Sidian Bank and Chege Thumbi, Sidian Bank CEO during the cheque handover ceremony.

Kenya Union of Savings and Credit Co-operatives Ltd (Kuscco) has signed half a million-sponsorship deal with Sidian Bank aimed at supporting co-operatives and accelerating post-pandemic recovery.

This sponsorship will also support Kuscco Ltd as they host their sixth Annual Sacco’s Leaders convention which will be held at Pride Inn Paradise Hotel, Mombasa from February 22 to 26.

Themed “Saccos beyond Covid 19: Accelerating towards Recovery”, the convention will expose leaders to the effects of Covid-19 on the Sacco sub-sector, share success stories, exchange information.

It will also provide recommendations and mitigation strategies that will accelerate Sacco growth to recovery.

The bank has fronted its institutional baking which has contributed to the growth of co-operatives by offering Term deposits, Individual accounts for the members and credit facilities to co-operatives and its members.

“As the country is adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, we as a bank have also ensured that we offer solutions to our customers that are major contributors to keeping their businesses afloat.

Empowering customers is what Sidian Bank brand stands for, which  it has been able to do through provision of custom-made financial solutions,” said Sidian CEO, Chege Thumbi, during the cheque handover.

Kussco’s Group managing director George Ototo said with Covid-19 pandemic, the affiliated members of Saccos in different industries retorted to the withdrawal of their deposits and defaulted their loans.

This, he added, was followed by loan restructuring, postponement of the annual general meeting among other survival measures.

“There is therefore a need for leaders to come together and evaluate the measures,” Ototo said in a statement to invitees.

Sidian’s Bank Co-operative banking solution was established with aim of providing tailor-made solutions to the value-chain for transport, finance, agriculture and savings co-operative sector through unlocking the potential of their banking solutions.

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