The Section will perform the following activities:

(i) Prepare and issue general and specific directives to guide cooperative development offices under Sector Ministries, Regional secretariat, Local Government Authorities and other stakeholders to perform cooperative development activities;

(ii) Prepare and issue guidelines on cooperative development plans to Sector Ministries, Regional secretariat, Local Government Authorities and other stakeholders;

(iii) Collaborate with the Sector Ministries, Regional secretariat, Local Government Authorities and other stakeholders to monitor implementation of the cooperative development plans;

(iv) Develop systems for collecting and consolidation of cooperative development information from Sector Ministries, Regional Secretariat, Local Government Authorities and other Stakeholders ;

(v) Identify and recommend areas that require review on Policies, Act, Regulations and Guidelines on promotion of cooperative societies development, and monitor their implementation;

(vi) Sensitize and coordinate the implementation of the Cooperative Development Policy, Cooperative Societies legislation, Cooperative Development Strategic Plans and other relevant cooperative development documents to Sector Ministries, Local Government Authorities and other stakeholders;

(vii) Collaborate with Social Security Schemes, Sector Ministries, RA's, LGA's and other Stakeholders on sensitization of cooperative societies to participate in the social security’s services;

(viii) Collaborate with Sector Ministries, RA's LGA's and other Stakeholders in raising public awareness on benefits of cooperatives;

(ix) Collaborate with Sector Ministries, RA's, LGA's and other Stakeholders to sensitize women, youths and disadvantaged groups to participate in cooperative activities; and

(x) Collaborate with Sector Ministries LGA's and other stakeholders in promoting good governance in cooperative societies

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