NAIROBI- Chams Media in partnership with Co-operative Bank of Kenya on Tuesday, March 16th at 6.45 pm launched a new weekly show on Nation Media Group's NTV Kenya.
The show titled Ushirika is a 10-minute docu-series that features trends in Kenya's cooperative movement.
The premiere show was about 2NK, a registered Matatu Savings and Credit Cooperative Society whose members have benefitted from the support of Co-operative Bank of Kenya.
Speaking about the new show, Chams Media chief executive officer Alex Chamwada said the partnership is yet another huge step forward for the Company.
"This is yet another game-changer as we continue to produce more development-oriented content," he said.
The series will also highlight the role of Co-operative Bank of Kenya in cooperative movement.
According to the National Transport and Safety Authority, NTSA, there were over 700 registered Matatu Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies as of Mid-March 2021.
Statistics from Matatu Owners Association indicate that matatus in Kenya move about seven million passengers daily, and has a turnover of about 300 billion shillings per annum.
The law demands that all matatus be operated under a Sacco or a limited company. Matatus in the country employing over thousands of drivers besides many others who have been employed in the sector.
Of the 700 registered Matatu Saccos, over 500, including 2NK, bank with Cooperative Bank of Kenya.
Chams Media has over the years made a name as the go-to media Company for production of informative, inspiring documentaries and feature stories.
According to head of production Justus Ndichu, this is just the beginning.
“We are excited to keep producing shows that Kenyans can learn from, we are happy to contribute to the socio-economic development of this country, and Ushirika is just but another step in our journey of producing transformational content, and we are proud to make it,” he said.
Season one of Ushirika will air for 13 weeks.
Chams Media's Daring Abroad show also runs on NTV Kenya.
Here’s the link to episode one; https://bit.ly/3eMQJJA