first_imgThe World Council of Credit Union Incorporated (WOCCU) in collaboration with the Liberia Credit Union National Association (LCUNA) has disclosed plan to train staff of the newly established credit union bank in Ganta, the commercial hub of Nimba County.The training, according to WOCCU Chief of Party (COP), Patrick Muriuki, will enhance the productivity of staff as well as provide better services to their customers.Mr. Muriuki’s comment was contained in a speech he delivered recently at a dedicatory ceremony of the Trust Savings Credit Union Bank in Ganta, Nimba County.“As per our commitment to the revitalization process, for the next three years, WOCCU and LCUNA will continue to train staff of the bank to better serve the members as well as the customers.”According to him, executives of the bank will eventually organize members of the credit union as well as other members of the association to inform them about their products and services where they would in return provide feedback from them.“We will organize members’ education days to inform our people about the credit union products and services; and to get feedback from Nimba, Bong and Lofa counties, because these are areas we need to improve our services better,” he said.Mr. Muriuki noted that the credit union is a not-for-profit making cooperative, but able to offer lower loan rates to their members, who want to venture into business.The credit unions, Mr. Muriuki said, are democratic, member-owned cooperatives, which ensure that members have power to direct credit union policy, but not-for-profits.  “Our organization is there to help raise Liberians out of poverty, by empowering them through business establishments,” said Muriuki.He said that surveys have shown that members are more satisfied with the services they received from their respective credit union organizations than customers of banks.However, the WOCCU COP added that the union is poised for positive, economic and social change that is currently providing significant value to both developed and emerging nations.At the same time, the WOCCU boss used the occasion to inform members of the union that, if majority of the members are dissatisfied with the directors because of bad policies, they have the right to replace them.Credit union elections are based on a one-member, one-vote structure, this structure is in contrast to for-profit, public companies where stockholders vote according to the number of shares they own, he added.He concluded by presenting the Ganta Trust Savings Credit Union Bank to members of the entire region three, comprising Nimba, Bong and Lofa Counties. The bank is to be used as headquarters to benefit and serve all members equally in the region.Meanwhile, The Trust Savings Credit Union is one of the four credit unions bank formed under the micro-lead program funded by the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and implemented by the World Council of Credit Union, Inc. (WOCCU).The program started in April 2013 for the purpose of revitalization of Credit Unions in Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgPep Guardiola knows all about Bayern Munich.The Manchester City boss faces his former club as the Premier League champions continue their pre-season tour of the USA. What time is the game?This one is scheduled for the early hours of Sunday, July 29.Kick-off is at 12.05am UK time at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, which is timed nicely for when the pubs close.The 65,326-seater arena will also host Manchester United vs Real Madrid later in the week and is the home of NFL franchise Miami Dolphins.Which channel is it on?The game is going to be shown on Premier Sports.The channel has got the rights for the International Champions Cup and is currently FREE for Virgin TV users.It costs £9.99 a month for new customers on Sky.You can find it on Sky channel 412 in HD and for Virgin channel 551. Getty predicted ALTERED NEW ERA How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? FOOTBALL LATEST possible xi Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener who plays? An inexperienced City side lost out to Dortmund earlier this week How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence gameday 1 What is the team news?Riyad Mahrez makes the trip over the Atlantic, as does Leroy Sane who is fresh after a summer off.The majority of the City touring party is young though and prospects such as Phil Foden, Tom Dele-Bashiru and Nathanael Ogbeta will be keen to make their mark.Bayern are at almost full strength and have Arjen Robben, Arturo Vidal and David Alaba all available.last_img read more