Philip Otim, the Apac District Commercial Officer, has been elected Chairperson for West Lango Multipurpose Cooperative Society Limited.
The nascent SACCO was opened last December by the Diocese of West Lango under its key objective of “Socio-economic and social transformation, financial management and control”.
In a meeting held at the diocesan headquarters on Wednesday, the SACCO members elected its full Board and the new leadership took office with immediate effect.
Adeline Elem, the Administrator of Uganda Registration Bureau, was elected the SACCO’s vice Chairperson, Rev James Moro Treasurer, and Sam Olili Egiri General Secretary.
Rev. James Okee, the West Lango Diocesan Secretary warned the new leaders against serving their own interests while executing their duties at the diocesan SACCO.
“Be honest and patriotic because we have a lot of confidence and trust in you. We shall always be there in case you need any strategic guidance so that you serve for the betterment and transformation of the West Lango SACCO. Christians have a lot of hope in you. Don’t let them down,” he said.
“Always keep the members informed about whatever you are doing because we must change the negative public opinion about the SACCO.” He said the diocesan management will do whatever is in its means to ensure the Sacco is moved forward.
The formation of West Lango Diocese SACCO follows a request from Maj. Gawera Fred, the Kole and Kwania Operation Wealth Creation Coordinator (OWC), said that the church is more faithful in handling funds.
Meanwhile, speaking at the function, West Lango diocesan Bishop Julius Caesar Nina revealed that plans are underway to register the Diocese as a Multi-purpose Cooperative Society Limited to mitigate poverty among the Christians.
“We are planning to register the Diocese as a Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society Ltd to mitigate poverty challenges in the diocese through Agriculture production, Animals and Fishery Projects; poultry, Bee Keeping, and Tourism.”
West Lango Diocesan SACCO covers the four districts of Apac, Kwania, Oyam and Kole. The Diocese has 86 parishes and 720 Sub-parishes in total. Christians from all over the diocese are supposed to come to its headquarters to withdraw their savings.
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