By Elizabeth Angira
Teachers have been challenged to use mobile banking to avoid visiting banks more so when the country is facing the pandemic COVID 19.
Speaking at his office on Monday , Gusii Mwalimu Sacco Branch CEO , Mr Charles Omwanza called upon teachers who have camping outside the sacco to embrace E banking .
This comes after Teachers have been crowded at Gusii Mwalimu sacco waiting for their dividends something which has become a challenge to handle such huge who are going contrary to the Government directives of keeping social distance and avoiding gatherings.
Mr Omwanza added that they have been encouraging teachers to do mobile banking but most of them never adhered but only going to social media claiming that the sacco has denied them their DividendsI
“ I asked teachers to stay at home and do mobile banking instead of coming along , but they have refused to comply , now they are creating scene when the Government has given directives of people keeping social distance ,”said Omwanza.
He added that as the sacco has taken all measures outlined by the government in line of helping their clients.
He reiterated that it doesn’t add up when the government has banned gatherings, closed down open air markets and night clubs but the teachers are insisting to parade on long queues without adhering to the rules.
He noted that teachers have that notion to que while receiving their dividends instead of using mobile banking .
He therefore pleaded to the teachers to avoid crowding for their safety and the public at large to stay at home and carry out mobile banking transactions from there.
The CBK Governor Dr Patrick Njoroge had earlier stated that they have reduced charges for mobile banking besides increasing transactions limits.
He also stated that loading money to mobile wallets had also been zero rated.
According to the CBK boss these are part of measures that have been taken to reduce any adverse effects arising from the pandemic .
The measures are aimed at reducing the need for actual cash transactions.
The Sacco has 34,000 members , atleast 12,000 members have received their dividends.