Join Saccos to get enough money, DP Ruto advises churches
Deputy President William Ruto has asked churches to consider joining Savings and Credit Co- Operatives (SACCOs) in a bid to improve their economic status.
Ruto said the government will continue to support co-operative societies, which in turn mobilize resources for the development of the country.
The DP was speaking at his Karen residence where he hosted more than 4,000 pastors from the church the African Divine Church (ADC) for a prayer service and launch of African Divine Clergy SACCO.
“We know as members of the clergy you do not get enough money like other Kenyans. To help you, you should come up with a program of raising funds and later take loans when in need,” said Ruto.
“SACCOs in Kenya have raised Ksh.500 billion and we want you as the Divine church to join in the mobilization of local resources through SACCOs so that we can fund our development.”
The Deputy President said there was need to mobilise local resources to fund the country’s development in additional to foreign loans and taxes.
He was accompanied by MPs Mwambu Mabonga (Bumula), Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu), Alice Wahome (Kandara), Mary Wamaua (Maragua), Malulu Injendi (Malava), Bernard Shinali (Ikholomani), Nixon Korir (Langata), Benjamin Washiali (Mumias East), John Waluke (Sirisia), Oscar Sudi (Kapseret) and former Kakamega senator Boni Khalwale.
At the same time, The African Divine Church of Kenya has asked Ruto and other political leaders not to shy away from participating in the development of churches.
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