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Functions of the Cooperatives Division

The Cooperatives Division has the following main functions:

  (i) provision of legal and institutional framework; 
 (ii) registration of Co-operative Societies;​
 (iii) auditing, supervision, inspection and monitoring of co-operative societies; 
 (iv) coordinating co-operative activities with other institutions; 
 (v) preparation of programmes and policies for the co-operative sector; 
 (vi) conception, implementation and monitoring of national co-operative development projects;
 (vii) coordination of foreign financial and technical assistance for the implementation of co-operative projects;
 (viii) advising and assisting co-operative societies and federations in the implementation of their plans and projects;
 (ix) data collection and publication of reports on co-operatives and the Co-operative Movement;
 (x) assisting co-operative societies in modernising their activities and in attaining financial and functional autonomy;
 (xi) promoting new management concepts through HRD, training and education within the co-operative sector; and 
 (xii) promoting and developing the Co-operative Movement in every field of human activities for the economic social and cultural upliftment of the adherents and the community generally.
 (x) assisting co-operative societies in modernising their activities and in attaining financial and functional autonomy; 

 (xi) promoting new management concepts through HRD, training and education within the co-operative sector; 

 (xii) promoting and developing the Co-operative Movement in every field of human activities for the economic social and cultural  upliftment of the adherents and the community generally.


1.  Administration​ Section
Function
​​     (i) Formulate and implement policies with regard to co-operatives and their development.
     (ii) Carry out overall monitoring of the activities of, and co-ordination between the different
           sections of  the 
Division

2.  Registrar, Co-operative Societies Unit
        Function
     (i) Provision of conducive legal and institutional framework for co-operative development
     (ii) Ensure the enforcement of and compliance with the Co-operative Societies Act by all co-
          operative societies
     (iii) Registration of co-operative societies
     (iv) Supervision, inspection and monitoring of co-operative societies
     (v) Auditing the accounts of co-operative societies
     (vi) Provision of education and training for the promotion and modernization of the co-operative
           sector
     Inquiry
     (i) Settlement of Disputes in Co-operative societies
     (ii) Liquidation of Co-operative societies
     (iii) Organisation of Co-operative events

3.  Co-operative Development Unit
Function
     (i) Making proposals for the development of co-operative sector
     (ii) Pre​paring and drafting sectoral development plans and review of the co-operative sector
     (iii) Assisting in the formulation of policies relating to the co-operative sector
     (iv) Examining project proposals and advising on their viability or otherwise
     (v) Formulating project requests for assistance from aid/donor agencies
     (vi) Examining feasibility studies of co-operative projects
     Project implementation
     (i) Providing sectoral inputs to and participate at the level of bilateral joint-commission meetings
     (ii) Assessing prospects for the development of the co-operative sector, identifying
          problems connected with this sector and advising on the policy measures to be taken
     (iii) Providing and maintaining up-to-date and reliable information on the co-operative sector

4.  Co-operative Audit Unit
     Function
​     (i) Subject to appointment in a general meeting by the society and where annual revenue does
         not exceed the prescribed amount
     (ii) Audit of cooperative societies' accounts
     (iii) Report on non-compliance to Rules with particular emphasis on financial matters
     (iv) Review and update the audit approach and procedures
​     (v) Ensure quality and sufficiency of audit are maintained​​​

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