Museveni urged to assent to Cooperative Amendment Bill ahead of International Cooperative Day.

KAMPALA, Uganda: Trade, Industry, and Cooperatives Minister Amelia Kyambadde today launched this year’s Cooperative Week Celebrations with cooperatives’ leaders calling upon President Museveni to assent to the Cooperative Amendment Bill 2016.

The Bill was passed by Parliament last month and seeks to strengthen legislation and supervision of Cooperatives, improve the safety of member savings, and enhance cooperatives’ identity and solidarity. It is also hoped that it will promote member empowerment and improve governance for the sustainability of cooperative enterprises.

This year’s cooperative Day celebrations will be marked on July 6, 2019, at Wakiso District headquarters, under the theme “Cooperatives for Decent Work”.

This year’s event will be led by the teachers’ Walimu SACCO and the Cooperative Insurance Company Limited (CIC).

Other partners supporting the weeklong celebrations are Uganda Cooperative Alliance, The Uhuru Institute for Social Development, and the International Cooperative Alliance.

Addressing the press at the Uganda Media Center, Kyambadde said the week’s activities will start with National Prayers with the Muslim Community on Friday, 28 June 2019 at Old Kampala Mosque.

On Saturday, 29th June, prayers will be held by all Seventh Day Adventists churches countrywide, with main prayers to be conducted at the Seventh Day Adventists Community church in Makerere.

On Sunday, the prayers with the Christians will be held at Rubaga and Namirembe Cathedrals, and through the National Fellowship of Born Again Pentecostal Churches across the Country.

On Monday, July 1st, cooperators will undertake a countrywide cleaning of markets with the highlight being at Nakawa Market, which will be led by Kyambadde herself.

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