By Kidist Yidnekachew
The 5th cooperative exhibition and symposium has kicked off today (on thursday) in the UNECA compound under the theme ‘cooperative for fairness”. The main objective of the symposium is strengthening the past achievements and success of cooperative unions. The federal cooperative agency with a fast growth is contributing its part to the development of the country.
“The federal cooperative agency through its participation in social development has contributed especially to the designing of more than 200 projects in education, health, water, road and bridge building and other social developments. It has benefited more than 225,000 citizens and has created job opportunities for over 1.4 million citizens; with a special focus to women and youth.”
That was the executive director of cooperative unions Omar surer. He added the federal cooperative agency in its GTP II program is also working in different areas to increase the capacity of cooperative unions.
“The agency has designed four focus areas. It is working diligently to build on the cooperative union’s implementation and execution capacity. This is expected to increase savings and income of its members to sustainably improve their lives and to tremendously increase the number of members.”
The Federal Cooperative Agency is a governmental organization working on cooperative societies in Ethiopia.