The Minister of Trade, Industry and East African Affairs (MINEACOM), François Kanimba has urged leaders of cooperative to improve performance and deliver on their mandate towards members’ expectations.
Kanimba noted this yesterday as he launched a retreat for 455 cooperative leaders from across the country yesterday in Nkumba where he decried poor management urging them to address the challenge.
“No excuse should be given for the persistent mismanagement of cooperatives.That is why we have launched education for cooperatives’ leaders. We want it extended to more cooperatives’ employees and members to have common understanding,” he said.
The president of Rwanda Cooperative Association (RCA) Appollo Munanura said the civic education will acquaint them with advanced skills in cooperatives management and improve their cooperation at work.
Rwanda has over 8000 cooperatives with 3,000,000 members.
The capacity building sessions for cooperative leaders started on 13th March to be concluded on 21st March 2017 in Nkumba civic education training center.