Cotu secretary general Francis Atwoli has been elected the chairperson of the Global Workers Awareness Fund based in Sydney, Australia.
Cotu deputy secretary-general Benson Okwaro said on Friday that Atwoli was elected during Friday’s elections which were carried out by delegates.
Global Workers Awareness Fund’s sole objective is to create awareness on social, economic, and political issues.
Atwoli will serve for a three-year term and is expected to travel to Sydney for his acceptance speech.
The delegates said that Atwoli’s dedication and years of selfless service are key attributes towards the chairing and management of the funds.
They said that he was the favourite candidate for the position, considering that he is the longest-serving member of the International Labour Organisation, which coordinates Africa and Asia workers.
Okwaro said that the fund will go a long way in aiding the development of African countries as well as other developing countries worldwide.
The fund is contributed to by supply chains as well as Trade Union Confederation.
In June, Atwoli was re-elected for a record fourth time as a member of the ILO governing body in Geneva, Switzerland.