A group photo of the Assistant Chief of Defence Forces, Personnel and Logistics Major General Fatma Ahmed, Chief of Personnel Headquarter Kenya Army Brigadier Mohammed Hassan, Guest speaker Ms Catherine Wambua and the newly elected Defence Sacco Committee Board Members.
The Defence Savings and Credit Cooperative Society Limited (DESACCO) held its ground breaking Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 8 May 2019 at the Kahawa Garrison Officer’s mess.
The Sacco was started with the approval of the Chief of Defence Forces General Samson Mwathethe and the Service Commanders to boost the welfare and morale of Kenya Defence Forces personnel. Its mission is to improve the socio-economic status of its members through affordable, reliable, accessible and quality financial services.
Speaking during the AGM, the Assistant Chief of Defence Forces, Personnel and Logistics and who is also the chairperson of DESACCO, Major General Fatumah Ahmed, applauded the efforts of KDF personnel behind the idea of the Sacco and for seeing it through registration. She encouraged members present to make wise decisions in electing the sacco’s officials.
“I encourage all members to focus on the future and long term plans of the Sacco. Let us lay a firm foundation of systems and structures for better service delivery and sustainability of the Sacco,” she added.
To shed more light on matters related to Saccos, the guest speaker Ms Catherine Wambua, an officer from the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, highlighted the challenges many Saccos face including competition from other financial institutions and insufficient knowledge. She encouraged members of the Defence Sacco to play an active role in order to attract, recruit and retain members.
Assistant Chief of the Defence Forces, Personnel and Logistics Major General Fatma Ahmed makes her remarks during the Defence Sacco’s first Annual General Meeting held at Kahawa Garrison.
The Guest speaker Ms Catherine Wambua addresses members of the Defence Savings and Credit Cooperative Society during the AGM
Defence Savings and Credit Cooperative Society members present during the AGM
The Guest Speaker Ms Catherine Wambua issues a certificate of appreciation to the newly elected Committee members.
Assistant Chief of the Defence Forces, Personnel and Logistics Major General Fatma Ahmed presents a gift to Ms Catherine Wambua