Transforming coops to peoples movement under way
Several important changes have to be made to transform the
Cooperative Movement to a genuine peoples movement, said Trade,
Marketing Development Cooperatives and Consumer Services Minister
Cooperative Ministers of Provincial Councils will attend a special
meeting in Anuradhapura on May 31 followed by a pinkama where
cooperative activists will participate.
The Cooperative minister said that the Cooperative Movement has an
important role to paly as a people’s movement. In addition to the
private and public sector the cooperative sector can also work for the
prosperity and well-being of the society, he said.
North Central Province Cooperatives, High ways and Power Minister H.
B. Semasinghe said that arrangements have been made by the Cooperative
Minister of the North Central Province for the Provincial Cooperative
Ministers’ meeting in Anuradhapura. Most of the “Coop city” super shops
under the multi purpose cooperatives sectors M. P. C. S. of the North
Central Province have been set up, he said.
It is vital to change the present attitude of some top level
cooperative activities to transform the Cooperative Movement to a
People’s movement. A training program for Chairmen, General Managers and
Coop City managers has been already conducted.
Training programs for the UVA and Sabaragamuwa provinces had been
conducted and the training programs for the other provinces will
continue said, Secretary Trade, Marketing Development Cooperatives and
Consumer Affair, Ministry Dr. R. M. K. Ratnayake.