DEPARTMENT OF CO-OPERATIVES

PROFILE

DEPARTMENT OF CO-OPERATIVES – OTI REGION

1st QUARTER REPORT – JANUARY – MARCH 2024

 

INTRODUCTION:

The Department of Co-operatives is the Government Department charged with the responsibility to promote the development of Co-operative Institutions that are capable of contributing to the national economy.

 

ADMINISTRATION (STAFF POSITION)

  1. Total staff position in the region is 4 (1 Male and 3 females) consisting of 2 professionals and 2 supporting staff.
  2. The Ag. Regional Director – Linda Adoba –    Dambai/Jasikan
  3. Municipal Co-operative Officer – Naana Nkansah – Dambai
  4. Stenographer Secretary – Charles Dormenyo – Nkwanta
  5. Labourer/Messenger – Rose Sakwabea – Jasikan

 

VISION:

The Department of Co-operatives expects to see all co-operatives operate as sustainable viable competitive business enterprises.

 

MISSION STATEMENT:

The Department of Co-operatives exists to facilitate the development of vibrant co-operatives and Farmer-based Organizations that are capable of contributing to sustainable employment generations, poverty reduction and community development, co-ordination, evaluation, and regulation based on our belief in group action.

 

ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT DURING THE PERIOD:

Activities carried out during the period under review include:

  • Regional Co-ordinating Council Management Meeting
  • Audit
  • Annual General Meetings

 

SOCIETIES ON PROBATION:

One (1) Cocoa Society in Akaa that applied to be registered is being nurtured.  Members of this group were taken through conditions for registration and cooperative principles to prepare them for registration.

 

REGIONAL CO-ORDINATING COUNCIL MANAGEMENT MEETING

  • Three (3) Management Meetings of the Oti Regional Co-ordinating Council were held on the 6th, and 19th of February 2024 and on the 1st day of March, at the ORCC, Dambai. The Ag. Regional Director was in Attendance.

 

AUDIT:

Three (3) societies, Golden Opportunity Co-operative Credit Union Ltd., Nobel Cooperative Credit Union, and Reformer Co-operative Credit Union have been successfully audited pending approval of reports.

 

 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS:

The Volta Chapter of CUA organized its Chapter General Meeting on Thursday, 21st March 2024 where audited financial statements were presented to the members on the state of affairs.

 

CHALLENGES:

  1. Staff inadequacy is a great challenge to the Department in the Region. As of the time of this report, the messenger is due for retirement effective 1st April 2024. The stenographer is also scheduled to proceed on retirement effective July 2024. This will leave the staff strength in the region at two (2) staff. There is, therefore, the need for more staff to be posted to the region to enable the Department to function more effectively.

 

  1. Inadequate logistics support such as stationery and office facilities such as computers, filing cabinets etc.

 

  1. Lack of car or motorbike for mobility and/or lack of funds for payment of field staff T & T.
  2. Lack of decent office space: The offices are in a very bad state and need refurbishment;
  • The Dambai Municipal Office has no light connection.
  • The Nkwanta Municipal office has no ceiling and the light bill is being borne by the officer in charge.
  • There is no regional office available currently so the region is operated from the Jasikan Municipal Co-operative Office located in the Jasikan Municipal Assembly.

 

LINDA ADOBA

Ag. Regional Director

Oti Region

0241125168

LINDA ADOBA

HEAD OF CO-OPERATIVES

DEPARTMENT OF CO-OPERATIVES