Department of Registration of Co-operatives
- State Department of Co-operatives
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The Department of Registration of co-operatives is charged with the responsibility of registration of societies, registration of amendments to by-laws, and charges liquidations and carrying out inquiries and inspections.
- Registration Section.
- Inspectorate Section.
Section 58 of the Co-operative Societies Act No. 12 of 1997, amended (2004), empowers the Commissioner for Co-operative Development to carry out inquires in co-operative societies either on his own accord or on the direction of the Minister or on application by not less than 1/3 of members of a co-operative society present and voting in a properly convened general meeting. In addition, section 60A of the same Act empowers the Commissioner to carry out impromptu inspection into the affairs of a co-operative society. Surcharges follow after inquiries are completed. All officials/employees adversely mentioned in inquiry reports are served with surcharge notices as per section 73 of the Act.
A vibrant co-operative movement undertaking viable ventures for economic/social development of its members.
To work closely with the Co-operative Movement in prioritizing, formulating, planning and designing viable projects for improvement of economic/social status of the members.
The Projects Division is mandated to perform the following functions:-
- Policy formulation, analysis and review in the co-operative.
- Identification and preparation of projects in collaboration with the field staff and co-operative committee members.
- Carry out feasibility studies and appraisal of projects and programs.
- Undertake continuous monitoring and evaluation of the projects.
- Preparation of the Medium-term Expenditure Framework (MTEF).
- Continuously up-date the co-operative data bank.
The project division is committed:
- To serve you with courtesy, honesty, integrity and fairness.
- To exercise skills, diligence and care in project implementation.
- To ensure projects are run and managed in the long term interest of the beneficiaries.
- To ensure that projects take into account the long-term impact of the environment and society at large.
- To have a data bank base for all projects implemented for case study purpose.
- We commit ourselves to:
- Attend to you in the first fifteen minutes of your visit.
- Respond to your correspondence within seven days upon receipt of your letter.
- Give you the best advice that suits your requirement and treat your concerns with the urgency it deserves.
- To nurture a positive public relationship.
The following are your rights when dealing with the officers in the department:
- To be attended to and served on first come basis and without favour.
- To get quality and timely information.
- To complain when aggrieved.
- To seek redress from any other office.
The following are your obligations while dealing with the officers in the department:
- That you accord due respect to the officers.
- You provide accurate and relevant information for ease of the officers expected outputs.
- That you are transparent, accountable and carry yourself with integrity in implementing projects.
- You avoid conflict of interest at personal level in project implementation.
- That all feedback on project planning and implementation is documented for future reference