The Secretary-General Trucks Association of Kenya (TAK) Kennedy Karisa has called upon all tippers, trucks and tractors Sacco in Kenya to join hands to make roads safer.

Karisa who spoke during the first anniversary of the Migori Katuoro tippers and truck Sacco (KTTS) joining TAK, said that they will continue offering training programmes to truck owners, drivers and mechanics on road safety, defensive driving and truck management like loading and offloading.

Karisa noted that the association has been working closely with the Kenya National Highway Authority (KENHA) and the police on the issue of the Traffic Act, the East Africa Vehicle Road Control Act and all the laws that govern commercial vehicles to improve road safety.

David Odhiambo, the Chairperson of the Migori Katuoro tippers and truck Sacco encouraged other Sacco’s that have not joined the Trucks Association of Kenya to do so to benefit from education training and vehicle manufactures loan.

He thanked the Trucks Association of Kenya for supporting the Migori Katuoro tippers and truck Sacco in acquiring the TAKA tipper worth Shs 6.2 Million payable through a loan to boost the Sacco economic ventures.

Meanwhile, the National Sales Manager TATA Kenya Michael Orwako said that the company will continue working with all the members of the Trucks Association of Kenya by providing quality, reliable and value-for-money truck vehicles in the country.

Orwako explained that the Sacco that purchases their trucks through the collaboration with the Trucks Association of Kenya do enjoy affordable and sometimes free services that range from truck maintenance and training sessions on road safety and traffic acts.

Migori Governor Ochilo Oyacko who joined the Migori Katuoro tippers and truck Sacco in celebrating their first anniversary after joining the Trucks Association of Kenya encouraged the vehicle manufacturers, especially the motorcycle not to exploit customers that buy their products on loan.

Ochilo said that exploiting customers reduces the social economy development of individuals who purchase the products for self-empowerment.

He called upon all the Truck and Tipper Sacco in the country to join hands with the national Sacco like the Trucks Association of Kenya to benefit from affordable loans and economic empowerment.