Wazalendo members attending the meeting.

The Chief Executive Officer of Uganda Peoples Defence Forces’ (UPDF) Wazalendo Savings and Credit Cooperative Society (SACCO), Col. Joseph Freddy Onata has urged staff to examine their financial lifestyles if they are to benefit from the financial opportunities the SACCO avails.

Col. Onata said this during the monthly scientific staff meeting at the SACCO headquarters in Kiwatule. “Wazalendo does not only give financial support through loans and salaries but also gives financial literacy to its staff and members on how to utilize the funds.” he said

He encouraged the staff to act exemplary in handling personal finances and went on to appreciate them for their efforts towards the growth of the SACCO regardless of a few challenges.

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“The essence of the meeting is to foster cooperation amongst employees and management, to provide and share effective information, to review the previous issues and address any occurrences.” he said

He implored each staff to have targets as they come to work and be accountable for the position each one holds, in order to work towards achieving the objectives of WSACCO.