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      • WAZALENDO SACCO DELEGATES AND STAFF UNDERGO DEVELOPMENT EDUCATORS TRAINING
        Today 2nd May 2024   Wazalendo SACCO delegates and staff have graduated after four day’s training on Development Educators (DE) program focusing on the SACCO business model and Philosophy. The training that took place from 29th April to 2 May 24 at Imperial Golf View Hotel in Entebbe was organised by Africa Confederation of Cooperative Savings and Credit Associations (ACCOSCA) in conjunction with the Uganda Cooperatives Savings Credit  Union(UCSCU).   While closing the training, the ACCOSCA Executive Officer Mr George Ombado revealed that the training has introduced participants to understanding the SACCO business model and philosophy and deepened the participant’s understanding of SACCO structure and also built their capacity in mapping out  members’ Readmore
      • WAZALENDO SACCO SUPPORTS BUSOGA COMMUNITY WITH MEDICAL AND SCHOOL ITEMS
        27 January 2024 Wazalendo Savings and Credit Cooperative Society has donated items valued at 50 million shillings that included 20 hospital delivery beds, 600 mama kits and a pledge of 600 dozens of exercise books. The items were delivered during the official launch of Tarehe Sita activities in Busoga subregion that took place at Buyende District. Tarehe Sita is a day celebrated to commemorate the launch the National Resistance Movement (NRM)/ National Resistance Army (NRA) struggle that culminated into the liberation of Uganda from the forces of tyranny on 26th January 1986. This year’s celebration that marks the 43rd Tarehe Sita anniversary shall be held at Bugweri District on 6th February 2024. The anniversary is preceded by a week long activities that include among others Readmore
      • WSACCO PRINCIPAL STAFF OFFICERS CHALLENGED TO PROMOTE IDEOLOGICAL CONSCIOUSNESS TO PROTECT WAZALENDO SACCO
        23 November 23   Wazalendo Savings and Credit Cooperative Society (WSACCO)  Principal Staff Officers ( PSOs) have been challenged to promote ideological consciousness to protect the interests of Wazalendo Savings and Credit Cooperative Society (WSACCO)and its members .    The remarks were made by the Deputy Chief of  Political Commissariat (CPC) Col Nelson Ahebwa while making a presentation on behalf of the CPC Maj Gen Henry Masiko during a one day workshop held at WSACCO Headquarters in Kiwatule on Wednesday 22 November 23 and  attended by PSOs drawn from UPDF Services, formations and units. WSACCO PSOs are the UPDF Political  Commissars (PCs) who are designated to support WSACCO operations in their respective Service Commands, Formations and Units in Readmore
      • WAZALENDO SACCO FLAGS OFF THE CONSTRUCTION OF FORT PORTAL CITY CASH BRANCH
        17 November 2023   In an effort to extend services closer to its members, Wazalendo Savings and Credit Cooperative Society (WSACCO) has flagged off the construction of a building that will house a cash operating branch in  Fort portal City at plot 7  Balya Street.   The City Secretary for Works Mr Ndamira Joseph who represented the Central Division Mayor Mr Asaba Ruyonga at the ground breaking ceremony congratulated Wazalendo SACCO upon the milestone registered. He noted that the branch when opened shall not only benefit members of WSACCO but also contribute to the development of the city.   He called upon the people of Fort Portal City to welcome Wazalendo SACCO to Fort Portal City so that other SACCOs can borrow a leaf from their success.  He pledged total Readmore
      • ENGINEERS BRIGADE ARE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS AS AIR FORCE WINS NETBALL AT THE CDF’S CUP
        ENGINEERS BRIGADE ARE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS AS AIR FORCE WINS NETBALL AT THE CDF’S CUP 12th September 2023 The 15th Edition of the Chief of Defence Forces Cup tournament ended at Kakyeka Stadium, Mbarara City. The two-week event attracted 19 football teams and 12 netball teams drawn from the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces Formations and Units. The breath-taking final match between the Air Force and Engineers Brigade ended 1 all in the 90 minutes and was decided by a penalty shootout which Engineers wom 4 : 1. Air Force were winners in netball beating UPDF Headquarters by 40:35. The Deputy Chief of Defence Forces, Lieutenant General Peter Elwelu who presided at the closure of the tournament thanked the Formation Commanders for their contribution towards the success of the Readmore
      • WAZALENDO SACCO SUPPORTS SPORTS
        WAZALENDO SACCO SUPPORTS SPORTS Today 3rd September 23 Wazalendo Savings and Credit Cooperative Society (WSACCO) has donated sports uniforms and balls to 19 football teams and 12 netball teams that are participating in the 15th edition of the Chief of Defence Forces (CDF’s) Cup hosted by 2 Infantry Division in Mbarara City. The tournament commenced on 3rd September 2023. While flagging off the tournament, the acting 2 Infantry Division Commander Brig Gen Paul Muhanguzi who represented the Chief of Defence Forces Gen Wilson Mbadi , commended the UPDF leadership for choosing 2 Infantry Division to host this year’s tournament. He also thanked the Directorate of Education and sports for the efforts put to prepare for tournament and he encouraged players to maintain discipline. Readmore
      • ENTEBBE SPOUSES OF SOLDIERS SACCO (ESOSS) RECEIVES EQUIPMENT BOOST
        ENTEBBE SPOUSES OF SOLDIERS SACCO (ESOSS) RECEIVES EQUIPMENT BOOST Today 30th August 2023 Entebbe Spouses of Soldiers SACCO( ESOSS) members have been called upon to take advantage of the SACCO projects to generate income and support the welfare of their families . The call was made by the Deputy Director of Personnel and Administration of Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces Airforce Col Ketty Akello while receiving Sewing Machines donated by Wazalendo SACCO to Spouses SACCO. The function was held at Airforce Headquarter in Entebbe. Col Akello applauded Wazalendo SACCO for the 05 Sewing Machines donated to ESOSS to boost their tailoring project. She asked members to benchmark other tailoring projects with a view of making business out of the equipment donated. Akello asked ESOSS members Readmore
      • WAZALENDO SACCO HOSTS ZAMBIA NATIONAL ASSEMBLY SACCO
        WAZALENDO SACCO HOSTS ZAMBIA NATIONAL ASSEMBLY SACCO Wazalendo Savings and Credit Cooperative Society (WSACCO) hosted representatives of Zambia National Assembly SACCO Board of Directors and Management who are in the country for a benchmarking visit. The visitors were hosted on 16th August 2023 at WSACCO Headquarters in Kiwatule. The WSACCO Chief Executive Officer Col Joseph Freddy Onata who welcomed the Zambia National Assembly SACCO delegation delivered a lecture of opportunity to visitors. In his presentation, Col onata highlighted the background to formation of WSACCO and its strategic direction as summarized in the SACCOs vision, mission and objectives. He also outlined the achievements and factors behind WSACCO’S success over the last 17 years. Col Onata thanked the Readmore
      • WSACCO STAFF ENCOURAGED TO USE THEIR ROLES TO ADD VALUE TO THE INSTITUTION
        WSACCO STAFF ENCOURAGED TO USE THEIR ROLES TO ADD VALUE TO THE INSTITUTION On 10th August 2023 Wazalendo Savings and Credit Cooperative Society( WSACCO) staff were encouraged to make good use of their positions and roles to value to the institution. The remarks were made by the Chief Executive Officer WSACCO Col Joseph Freddy Onata while closing a one day training on Contracts management at WSACCO headquarter in Kiwatule – Kampala. The CEO complimented Uganda Management Institute (UMI) and particularly the facilitators of the training; Dr Prossy Oluka Nagitta and Dr Chris Mayanja for the commitment to ensure that the training achieves the intended objective of improving WSACCO management of procurement processes. He noted that the training was very necessary to enhance teamwork Readmore
      • WAZALENDO SACCO HOSTS UPDF’S COLLEGE OF LOGISTICS AND ENGINEERING (COLE) STUDENTS.
        WAZALENDO SACCO HOSTS UPDF’S COLLEGE OF LOGISTICS AND ENGINEERING (COLE) STUDENTS Wazalendo Savings and Credit Cooperative Society(WSACCO) hosted a team of 44 students from the College of Logistics and Engineering (COLE) Magamaga who were on a study tour at WSACCO Headquarter in Kiwatule on 8th August 2023. The team that was led by Maj Noah Wakowera comprised of 31 students who are undergoing a Basic Finance Officers Course and 13 Directing Staff. The Director of Finance and Administration Lt Col Yusuf Buha Magero who received the students and delivered a lecture on behalf of the Chief Executive Officer WSACCO Col Joseph Freddy Onata informed the students that the strategic mission of WSACCO is to improve the members welfare. He stressed that through encouraging members to save, Readmore
      • WSACCO RISK CHAMPIONS URGED TO BE AGENTS OF CHANGE
        On 4th August 2023   Wazalendo Savings and Credit Cooperative Society (WSACCO) Risk Champions have been urged to put the knowledge that they got from the training into practice so that they become agents of change and help the society to minimize risk exposures arising from day to day activities and operations.   Risk Champions are persons selected from different departments by virtue of their expertise in a particular aspect of risk management but are not risk owners. They play Advisory, Coordination, troubleshooting roles among others.    The call was made by the Chief Executive Officer WSACCO Col Joseph Freddy Onata while closing a two days training of Risk Champions on Enterprise Risk Management and Business Continuity planning which was  conducted at WSACCO Readmore
      • COOPERATIVES CHALLENGED TO BE JOB CREATORS
        COOPERATIVES CHALLENGED TO BE JOB CREATORS 1st July 2023 The President of the Republic of Uganda H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has challenged the Cooperatives to take advantage of the prevailing peace and security to engage in productive activities that create jobs. The President made the remarks in a message delivered on his behalf by the Minister of Health Hon. Jane Ruth Aceng at the 101st International Cooperatives Day and 29th United Nations International Day of Cooperatives held at Mayor’s Gardens in Lira City. The commemoration of the cooperatives day that was hosted by Lango Cooperative Union Ltd and Walimu SACCO Union Ltd was held under the theme “Cooperatives: Partners for Accelerated Sustainable Development.” In his message, the President said that the government Readmore
      • WAZALENDO SACCO DONATES WATER HARVEST TANKS TO SCHOOL IN BUDAKA
        10th May 2023    Wazalendo Savings and Credit Cooperative Society (WSACCO) has donated two 5,000 litre water harvest tanks to Zuriitech Secondary School in Budaka District. The school is owned by a member of WSACCO, Lieutenant Zurich Mukatabala who serves in the UPDF’s Special Forces Command (SFC).   While handing over the tanks on behalf of the Chairman Board of Directors WSACCO Maj Gen Sam Kavuma, the Vice Chairman Lt Col Allan Kitanda said that the Board of Directors (BOD) considered donation of the water harvesting tanks among the items that the member had asked for due to the importance of water in managing the hygiene of the students. He also noted that donating to the school was a gesture of giving back to the community and promoting members’ developments Readmore
      • WAZALENDO SACCO HOSTS ACCOSCA DELEGATION
        WAZALENDO SACCO HOSTS ACCOSCA DELEGATION Wazalendo Savings and Credit Cooperative Society (WSACCO) hosted the African Confederation for Cooperatives Savings and Credit Associations (ACCOSCA) delegation led by Executive Director Mr George Ombado at WSACCO headquarters in Kiwatule on the 25th of April 2023. ACCOSCA is the Continental body that brings together National Cooperatives Associations in Africa with its Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. The ACCOSCA Executive Director said their visit to Uganda is to attend and facilitate the 5th Eastern Africa SACCO Regional Forum that started on the 24th April 2023 at Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala. “Given our busy schedule, we thought it wise to visit Wazalendo SACCO which we consider as one of the most progressive SACCOs in Uganda and on the Readmore
      • WAZALENDO SACCO’S PERFORMANCE COMMENDED
        WAZALENDO SACCO’S PERFORMANCE COMMENDED Wazalendo Savings and Credit Cooperative Society held it’s 17th Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Gaddafi Barracks in Jinja City on 24th March 2023. The AGM was held under the theme ; “Growing Membership for Sustainability”. The State Minister for Defence and Veterans Affair (MODVA), Hon Jacob Oboth Oboth who represented the Minister of Defense Hon Vincent Bamurangaki Ssempijja congratulated the UPDF and Wazalendo SACCO for the milestones registered in the shortest period of it’s existence. “Iam so exited that Wazalendo has become a game changer in the question of addressing welfare for the UPDF personnel. UPDF forces fought several wars and won them all. Iam proud that now they can gather here to discuss the Readmore
      • WAZALENDO SACCO OPERATIONALIZES ITS INVESTMENT ARM
        22 March 2023    Wazalendo SACCO has flagged off the operations of its investment arm; Wazalendo Investments (SMC) Limited (WIL).   The Chairman Wazalendo SACCO Board of Directors (BOD) Maj Gen Sam Kavuma flagged off demarcation of 73 (seventy-three) acres of land acquired at Matuga, Mabanga Najjeza in Gombe ward into plots on 22 March 2023.   While speaking after the ground breaking ceremony, Major General Sam Kavuma congratulated WIL and the entire management of WSACCO for the milestone achieved. He said that over the last 17 years, WSACCO has paid greater attention to mobilising savings and extending credit to its members and that time has come to look beyond the routine.   “I encourage members to embrace the investment arm in order to actualize our Readmore