The CUK has held a key stakeholders’ meeting for the construction of the Learning Resource Center whose groundbreaking is expected to be in July, 2018. The various stakeholders included key players from The Co-operative Movement and The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Co-operatives in the State Department of Co-operative Development. This meeting was a start-up meeting for a larger stakeholders meeting to be held later. CUK’s VC Prof. Kamau Ngamau, during the meeting remarked that as the University grew progressively, there was need to have adequate infrastructure moving forward, “This project, will be a one-stop shop iconic infrastructure that will bank the co-operative movement in the region. The hub will be home of a Co-operative Museum, A Co-operative Cultural Centre, A Library , A Cooperative Business Incubation & Innovation Centre, A Conference Center and a Recreational Center.”
The Project’s Patron, Mr. Magomere Edward,e is also the Ag. Chairperson of the Co-operative Alliance of Kenya (CAK) and Chairperson of the CIC Insurance Group remained hopeful that the Kshs. 3.7 Billion project would be complete in the next 3 years. In his address delivered by the National Housing Co-operative Union (NACHU) Chairperson Mr. Francis Kamande, the Patron hailed the University for taking bold development steps and challenged the Co-operative Movement in Kenya to step forward and support the LRC project, “The co-operative movement has a long history of friendship with this Institution. It reminds me how we created this University from a small idea of a Co-operative College and today, it is a fully fledged Public University in Kenya and the 2nd of its kind in Africa. It gives us great joy that the future of workforce in the Co-operative Sector in the region have a School to be proud of.l
Among the institutions represented in the forum included the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Co-operatives, Co-operative Bank of Kenya, the CIC Insurance Group, Co-operative Alliance of Kenya, National Housing Co-operative Union (NACHU), Urithi Housing Co-operative society, Sacco Societies Regulatory Authority (SASRA), the Kenya Police Sacco, Mwito Sacco, Shirika Sacco Society Limited CUK students and the CUK’s Management Board among others. The forum was held on Wednesday, 28th March, 2018 at the University’s Main Campus, Karen.