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Business Support

Business Support Service

Upon registration as a co-operative society the Department for Co-operative Development ensures that the co-operative society is able to operate by providing business advisory services.

  • Assisting in the organization and efficient operation of co-operative societies;
  • Providing on-the-job training for co-operative employees.
  • Promoting, popularizing and educating members on co-operative philosophy and practice.
  • Guiding co-operatives in the preparation of strategic plans, project appraisals, business plans, budgets and feasibility studies for new co-operatives and expansion of existing ones;
  • Making regular inspections
  • Making follow-ups on audit and inspection recommendations;
  • Facilitating adoption of internal control systems in co-operatives;
  • Training for Management Committees, and supervisory Boards on business managerial skills.
  • Auditing co-operative societies at a fee.
  • Safeguarding the interests of the Co-operative Society in the light of audit findings 

How do I obtain the service?

Visit our offices


How do I apply for the service?

You do not have to apply. The Department for Co-operative is mandated to provide business advisory services to Co-operative Societies. The Regional/District Officer can be notified over the phone or they (Regional/District Officer) may identify the services that are needed for a particular Co-operative Society and offer the service.

Financial Support

The Department does not offer financial assistance however, there is training offered at government cost. Co-operative Societies access financial support from financial institutions as they are body corporate. One Department that offers support to co-operatives is the Women’s Affairs Department which offers grants to businesses that have women as majority shareholders  

Service Branches:
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