|Council of Governors (CoG)
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...The launching of this first County Cooperative Development Policy marks an important milestone in the county governments efforts to use cooperatives to achieve its development agenda and enable them play a key role in the development of the county as spelt out in the Vihiga County Integrated Development Plan 2018. The theme of this policy is pro-poor and aims at mobilizing the community in Vihiga County to realize optimum benefits from the exploitation and prudent use of their natural resources. The main objective of this policy is to promote a sustainable cooperative movement in Vihiga County for improved socio-economic development of its residents and to re-align the county cooperative sector to the changed government management structures, legal, and regulatory framework. This will entail improvement of the performance of existing cooperative societies, savings mobilization, access to affordable credit and revitalizing cooperative managed input supply systems in the agro-commodity based cooperative societies. It also intends to transform the countys cooperative sector into a vibrant economic engine, contributing significantly to the economic growth of the county. The county government recognizes that an efficiently management and economically sustainable cooperative sector requires a favorable and enabling legal and regulatory environment together with adequate operating capital.
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