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Use mobile banking to avoid Corona-virus Teachers told

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Mwalimu sacco building [Photo Courtesy ]

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 Dividends
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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.